This video gives an illustrative example of solution, Solute and Solvent.
Solution, Solute and Solvent
A simple solution is formed by mixing two substances evenly together. One of them is called the Solute and the other is the Solvent. The substance, to be dissolved is called Solute and Solvent does the dissolving. This video is all about Solution, Solute and Solvent. Solutions are homogeneous systems. Everything in a solution is evenly spread out and thoroughly mixed.
Let’s compare sugar in water to sand in water. Sugar dissolves and is spread throughout the glass of water. The sand is engulfed to the bottom. The sugar-water is a homogeneous mixture while the sand-water is a heterogeneous mixture. Both can be called mixtures but only the sugar-water can also be called a solution.
Can mixing any two substances be a solution?
Solutions can be formed by dissolving solids in liquids. In general uses, we usually dissolve solids into liquids. Gases, dissolved in liquids, such as carbonated water can also be called Solution. We can mix gases in other gases and liquids in liquids. A mixture is called a solution if two things stay at an even distribution after mixing them up. You probably won’t find anyone making solid-solid solution. It is usually started as solid/gas/liquid-liquid solutions and then hardened at room temperature. Admixtures of different types of metals are examples of solid solutions formed at room temperature. These admixtures are called alloys.
As a rule of thumb, there is usually more solvent than solute. Solubility of a solution can be defined as the amount of a particular solute, can be dissolved by the solvent.
Difference between Solution and colloid: –
Science has special names for everything. They also have names for the different types of homogeneous mixtures. Solution is the common term used for describing homogeneous mixtures containing small particles. Colloids are solutions with comparatively bigger particles. Colloids are usually foggy or milky when you look at them. In fact, milk is an emulsified colloid.