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Is salt and water both a mixture and a solution?
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Is salt and water a mixture a solution or is it both?
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Is salt and water a mixture A solution is it both a mixture and a solution?
Salt and water is a mixture. In a mixture you can mix them together then take them apart. When you put salt in water the salt does not dissolve therefore it is a mixture. If salt dissolved in water it would then be a solution,but salt does not dissolve in water so it is a mixture. Salt does dissolve in water to form a solution, which is a mixture. If a chemical that was insoluble in water was added to water, a mixture would also be formed. Slaf can be separated from water by evaporation and crystallisation, the undissolved chemical by filtration.
Is salt and water a solution or a mixture?
Salt goes into solution in water. That makes a salt and water solution of salt water, unless there is too much salt to completely dissolve in the water. In that case, it will be a mixture of salt and salt water. Saltwater is technically both a solution and a mixture, since all solutions are mixtures, or physical rather than chemical combinations of substances. However, the more narrow use of the term "mixture" excludes both solutions and alloys.