Particles > Structure and properties of matter > Solutions, mixtures and their properties
A solution is a homogeneous mixture of two or more substances. The most abundant substance is called solvent while the other substances of the solution are called solutes. A mixture is a combination of substances which we can separate them apart using physical processes. In a solution, the substances are dissolved while in a mixture the substances are mixed up maintaining their physical properties.
Connection to Big Idea about the cell: The inner part of cells is a solution comprised of organic and inorganic molecules.
Connection to Big Idea about Earth: Solutions and mixtures exist everywhere on Earth. The oceans, and the atmosphere are examples of such solutions and mixtures. They are essential for the existence of life.
Subjects related: Chemistry
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