The components of a solution are______


The components of a solution are solute and solvent.

What is solution?

A solution is a homogeneous mixture of two or more components in which the particle size is smaller than 1 nm. Some examples of solutions are,

  • Tincture of iodine, a mixture of iodine in alcohol. Iodine is the solute whereas alcohol is the solvent.
  • Sugar syrup is a solution where sugar is dissolved in water using heat. Here, water is the solvent and sugar is the solute.

Characteristics of solution

Solutions are made up of two parts: a solvent and a solute.

Solvent – The component that dissolves the other component is called the solvent.

Solute – The component that is dissolved in the solvent is called solute.

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