chemistry

Saturday, August 04, 2007

components of a solution

A solution is a homogeneous mixture of particles (ions, atoms, or molecules). Since it is homogeneous the component parts cannot be easily identified.

It is made up of the solute, which is present in lesser amount and the solvent, which is present in greater amount. The solute is the dissolved medium while the solvent is the dissolving medium of the solution.

Water is not a universal solvent. If it were, it should dissolve solutes and if it is a universal solvent, it should dissolve everything. But clearly it does not do that. Otherwise fish and other aquatic life would all be dissolved in the ocean; we would dissolve in the water of our cells. It might be a common solvent, because it dissolves many things, but there are just as many things it does not dissolve like metals, rocks, plastics, glass, fats, cellulose, many proteins. Organic solvents like alcohol or gasoline can also have a long list of substances that they can dissolve.

15 Comments:

  • At 5:27 AM, Anonymous jannalyn said…

    why that the components of a solution
    is important to learn?

     
  • At 9:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I would just like to point out that water is REFERRED to as a universal solvent. Nowadays, water is called as the universal solvent.

    It is called the universal solvent even if it does not dissolve everything, but because it can dissolve almost anything. It can dissolve acids and bases.

     
  • At 2:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    i agree,water is now said as universal solvent and without any further notice from the league of sciences we should partake water as the universal solvent.

     
  • At 5:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I agree that water is said to be the universal solvent, scientists did that for some reason they wouldn't do that just for some reason

     
  • At 7:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    how to die! ! ! !

     
  • At 4:50 AM, Anonymous HIKARU JOY said…

    I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT THE STUDY OF CHEMIST WAS VERY ENJOYABLE.... AND I JUST LIKE TO ASK A IF ATMOSPHERE IS A VERY GOOD EXAMPLE OF A SOLUTION????

     
  • At 4:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    water is just called the universal solvent because it can dissolve almost everything. alchemist in the previous times tried to invent a universal solvent but if that universal solvent was made what could happen in the earth. and that show that god do really exist.

     
  • At 7:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    btw. what is the components of colloids on the other way around??

     
  • At 11:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    ` thanks fOr answerinq my ass..

     
  • At 3:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    maybe yes chemistry is enjoyable but if you can't understand it.You can realized that it was also a hard subject.TY

     
  • At 4:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    water is not the universal solvent !! duh..

     
  • At 3:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    acid maybe is a universal solvent cou'z it can dissolve any thing and every thing even u..........

     
  • At 3:40 PM, Anonymous mush said…

    yes ur rhyt......

     
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    Anonymous jannalyn said...

    why that the components of a solution
    is important to learn?

    5:27 AM
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I would just like to point out that water is REFERRED to as a universal solvent. Nowadays, water is called as the universal solvent.

    It is called the universal solvent even if it does not dissolve everything, but because it can dissolve almost anything. It can dissolve acids and bases.

    9:58 PM
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    i agree,water is now said as universal solvent and without any further notice from the league of sciences we should partake water as the universal solvent.

    2:56 AM
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I agree that water is said to be the universal solvent, scientists did that for some reason they wouldn't do that just for some reason

    5:17 AM
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    how to die! ! ! !

    7:55 AM
    Anonymous HIKARU JOY said...

    I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT THE STUDY OF CHEMIST WAS VERY ENJOYABLE.... AND I JUST LIKE TO ASK A IF ATMOSPHERE IS A VERY GOOD EXAMPLE OF A SOLUTION????

    4:50 AM
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    water is just called the universal solvent because it can dissolve almost everything. alchemist in the previous times tried to invent a universal solvent but if that universal solvent was made what could happen in the earth. and that show that god do really exist.

    4:49 AM
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    btw. what is the components of colloids on the other way around??

    7:13 AM
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    ` thanks fOr answerinq my ass..

    11:30 PM
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    maybe yes chemistry is enjoyable but if you can't understand it.You can realized that it was also a hard subject.TY

    3:31 AM
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    water is not the universal solvent !! duh..

    4:28 AM

     
  • At 7:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

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