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Homework Help: Dilute, Unsaturated, Saturated and Supersaturated solutions

  1. Apr 24, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Match the items to the statements below.
    A Dilute
    B Unsaturated
    C Saturated
    D Supersaturated

    1. Sodium acetate solution after the excess solute fell out of solution.
    2. There is visible solute on the bottom of the container.
    3. The solution will release excess solute if disturbed or another crystal is added.
    4. A small amount of solute in solvent.
    5. "Watery" tasting kool aid.
    6. Can hold more solute at the current temperature.

    2. The attempt at a solution
    1. D
    2. C
    3. C
    4. A
    5. A
    6. B

    I know that at least one if not more of these is wrong, but I'm having trouble figuring out which ones. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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  3. Apr 24, 2007 #2


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    #3 right isn't right. I also don't agree on #1. Care to explain why you picked those answers?
  4. Apr 24, 2007 #3
    Well the only reason why I put #1 as D. was because I saw sodium acetate under examples of supersaturated solutions in my Chem book. And #3 I was sorta just guessing on.

    But I see now that 1 is C. and 3 is D. So I got it!
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