What is solution?

  • (noun): A statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem.
    Example: "They were trying to find a peaceful solution"
    Synonyms: answer, result, resolution, solvent
    See also — Additional definitions below


In chemistry, a solution is a homogeneous mixture composed of only one phase. In such a mixture, a solute is a substance dissolved in another substance, known as a solvent. The solvent does the dissolving. The solution more or less takes on the characteristics of the solvent including its phase, and the solvent is commonly the major fraction of the mixture. The concentration of a solute in a solution is a measure of how much of that solute is dissolved in the solvent.

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Some articles on solution:

... Effervescence is the escape of gas from an aqueous solution and the foaming or fizzing that results from a release of the gas ... carbon dioxide and to the subsequent liberation of CO2 gas from a solution when it becomes supersaturated with respect to this gas ... The visible bubbles are produced by the escape from solution of the dissolved gas (which itself is not visible while dissolved in the liquid) ...
Solution - Liquid - Preparation From Constituent Ingredients
... It is common practice in laboratories to make a solution directly from its constituent ingredients ... Case 3 amount of final solution volume is given ... volume contribution is considered through ideal solution model ...
Hasse Principle - Intuition
... with rational coefficients, if it has rational solution, then this also yields a real solution and a p-adic solution, as the rationals embed in the reals and p-adics a global ... or rather, asks what the obstruction is when can you patch together solutions over the reals and p-adics to yield a solution over the rationals when can local solutions be joined to form a ...
Collodion Process - Origin of The Process
... The process is simple a bromide, iodide, or chloride is dissolved in collodion (a solution of pyroxylin in alcohol and ether) ... The plate is then placed in a silver nitrate solution, which converts the iodide, bromide, or chloride to silver iodide, bromide or chloride ... is complete, the plate is removed from the silver nitrate solution and exposed in a camera while still wet ...

More definitions of "solution":

  • (noun): The set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation.
    Synonyms: root
  • (noun): The successful action of solving a problem.
    Example: "The solution took three hours"
  • (noun): A homogeneous mixture of two or more substances; frequently (but not necessarily) a liquid solution.
    Example: "He used a solution of peroxide and water"
  • (noun): A method for solving a problem.
    Example: "The easy solution is to look it up in the handbook"

Famous quotes containing the word solution:

    The truth of the thoughts that are here set forth seems to me unassailable and definitive. I therefore believe myself to have found, on all essential points, the final solution of the problems. And if I am not mistaken in this belief, then the second thing in which the value of this work consists is that it shows how little is achieved when these problems are solved.
    Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889–1951)

    There is a lot of talk now about metal detectors and gun control. Both are good things. But they are no more a solution than forks and spoons are a solution to world hunger.
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1953)

    Who shall forbid a wise skepticism, seeing that there is no practical question on which any thing more than an approximate solution can be had? Is not marriage an open question, when it is alleged, from the beginning of the world, that such as are in the institution wish to get out, and such as are out wish to get in?
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)