Biology
t2212
2016-09-22 20:07:09
In Stage 1 of his lab, Gunther adds 20 mg of solute into a solution. He stirs it and it completely dissolves. In Stage 2, he adds 20 mg more of solute and stirs, but this time, some settles out. In Stage 3, he then heats his solution, adds 20 mg more,and the solute completely dissolves. Which best explains his experiment? A.Stage 1 demonstrated a saturated solution, Stage 2 demonstrated an unsaturated solution, and Stage 3 demonstrated a supersaturated solution. B.Stage 1 demonstrated an unsaturated solution, Stage 2 demonstrated a saturated solution, and Stage 3 demonstrated a supersaturated solution. C.Stage 1 demonstrated a supersaturated solution, Stage 2 demonstrated a saturated solution, and Stage 3 demonstrated an unsaturated solution. D.Stage 1 demonstrated an unsaturated solution, Stage 2 demonstrated a supersaturated solution, and Stage 3 demonstrated a saturated solution.
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Hunkins538
2016-09-23 01:52:23

The answer is B. Stage 1 demonstrates an unsaturated solution, stage 2 demonstrates a saturated solution and stage 3 demonstrates a supersaturated solution.  An unsaturated solution is one which may dissolve more solute, while a saturated solution does not have the ability to dissolve any more solute. Finally, a supersaturated solution is one in which extra solute has been dissolved by increasing the temperature of the solution.

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