Solvents and Solutions

Gap Filling Quiz

Fill in all the gaps by choosing the correct answer from the dropdown menu
Each word is to be selected only once
Then press the Check button to see your result
A solution is made when a is dissolved in a liquid called a solvent, usually water.
If the solute is white (e.g. sodium chloride) then the solution is . This is because the individual particles in the sodium chloride crystals break apart and spread out through the .
If the solute is coloured (e.g. copper sulfate) then the solution will have a colour. As with the white solute, the particles are now too small to see, and are evenly out.
Adding more water to copper sulfate solution will make it a shade of blue, because the blue particles will now be apart. This is proof that both the solute and solvent are made from tiny .