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Is a true solution always transparent?

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July 24, 2008 8:32AM

It will be transparant if it is an aqueous solution. In other words, if water is the solvent then the solution will be transparant. The process of dissolvation involves the creation of intermolecular bonds between the solute particles and the water molecules. and once dissolved the solute particles remain surrounded by the water molecules. This situation keeps the particles spaced far enough apart to allow light to pass through the solution. If a liquid besides water is used, then it is possible to have a nontransparant solution, such as crude oil.