What is a solution that holds more dissolved solute than is required to reach equilibrium at a given temperature?

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Apr 2, 2017

Answer:

A #"supersaturated solution............"#

Explanation:

A #"saturated solution"# holds an amount of solute equal to that amount that would be in equilibrium with undissolved solute. A #"supersaturated solution"# solution holds an amount of solute GREATER than that amount of solute that would be equilibrium with undissolved. #"Supersaturation"# and is thus a metastable condition. In this context, #"saturation"# thus describes an equilibrium condition.

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