Physical Science Chapter 8: solutions, acids and bases Solution vs. Suspension A solution is a homogeneous mixture (parts of mixture appear the same throughout) of two or more substances A suspension is a heterogeneous mixture (parts of mixture are noticeably different) that separates into layers over time Solution vs. Suspension The mixture in container A is sodium chloride (table salt) and hot water The mixture in container B is oil and water Is container A a solution or a suspension??? solution Is container B a solution or a suspension??? suspension Solutions A solution is composed of two parts: a solute and a solvent A solute is a substance whose particles are dissolved in a solution A solvent is the substance in which the solute dissolves in Container A is a solution of water and salt: Which substance is the solute??? salt Which substance is the solvent??? water, in fact water is the BEST solvent on earth!!!
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