# What is a solution that cannot dissolve any more solute under given conditions?

Aug 1, 2017

I think you speak of a $\text{saturated solution}$, but you have not defined it correctly....

#### Explanation:

$\text{Undissolved solute(s) "stackrel("solvent")rightleftharpoons" Dissolved solute(aq)}$
Saturation thus refers to an equilibrium condition. However, we could also make a $\text{supersaturated solution}$, in which the solvent contains a greater amount of solute than would be in equilibrium with undissolved.
Be careful with these definitions, because examiners get very particular when they write a question, and a sloppy answer will bite you in the $\text{burro}$.