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In a solution you have a substance dissolved by the solvens. Thus you have molecular interactions between different molecules in order to create a solution.

Example: Water molecules break the ionic grid of a salt and form and create a hydrate shell around the separated ions.

A mechanical mixture is when you simply mix different materials without any interaction.

Example: You take two different Salts and mix them. While you may not be able do see wich grain is from wich salt, they are just mixed, not dissolved or something.

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