A solution is a homogeneous mixture made of two parts:
1. A solvent, which is generally the greater amount and is what does the dissolving.
2. A solute, which is the part that is being dissolved and is the part that breaks into its smallest particles and is equally distributed throughout the solvent.
- amount of solute increases and the amount of solute remains the same.
- amount of solute remains the same and the amount of solute decreases.
2. Use two glasses marked A and B. Pour 1/4 cup of water in glass A . Pour 1/2 cup of water in glass B. Add 6 teaspoons of sugar to each glass and stir well. Taste each solution. Which ratio of sugar to water has the greater concentration of sugar? Glass A ratio= 6 teaspoon sugar: 1/4 cup water Glass B ratio = 6 teaspoons sugar: 1/2cup water Answer: Both glasses contain the same amount of sugar (solute). Glass A has less water (solute) for the sugar to spread out in. As a result, the molecules of sugar are closer together than they are in glass B with more water. Glass A has the greater concentration of sugar.
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