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Solutions are homogenous mixtures. They may be classified according to their physical state: gaseous, solid and liquid solutions. Gaseous solutions , of which air is an example, are mixtures of molecules of two or more gases. Certain alloys are solid solutions e.g. Brass is a solid solution of zinc and copper. Liquid solutions are the most common. 8.1 Nature of Solution Solutions are obtained when solutes are dissolved in solvents. The component of the solution that is present in greater quantity is
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Unformatted text preview: called the solvent and the other component is called the solute . The solubility of a substance in a particular solvent at a specified temperature is the maximum amount of the solute that will dissolve in a definite amount of the solvent and produce a stable system. For a given solution, the amount of solute dissolved in a unit volume of solution ( or unit amount of solvent ) is the concentration of the solute....
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