What is the difference between dilute and concentrated solution?


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

Examples – soda water, sugar and water solution, salt and water solution.

Solution concentration

The amount of solute in a given solution is called the concentration of a solution. The proportion of solute and solvent in solutions are not even. Depending upon the proportion of solute, a solution can be,

  • Dilute solution
  • Concentrated solution
  • Saturated solution

The terms dilute solution and concentrated solutions are vague as they lack quantitative preciseness. The main difference between the dilute solution and concentrated solution is that dilute solution contains less solute and the concentrated solution contains more solute.

What is the difference between dilute and concentrated solution

Concentrated solution

Dilute solution

A liquid with a high solute concentration is called a concentrated solution.  A liquid with a less solute concentration is called a dilute solution. 
The solution becomes more concentrated as more solute is applied to a solution The dissolved salt from a well in the drinking water is a dilute solution. 
There is a significant amount of water in a concentrated solution. By adding more water, the concentration of a solution can be further decreased and diluted


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