Solutions. IB Chemistry: Chapter 1 Section 1.5. What parts make up a solution?. Solution is a mixture of two components. 1. Solute: less abundant component, the substance being dissolved 2. Solvent: more abundant component, the dissolver Solutions in water are called aqueous ( aq ).
IB Chemistry: Chapter 1 Section 1.5
Notice how you cannot see a distinction between solute and solvent. It is the same throughout the solution.
The larger particles in a suspension settle out over time. Particles are only physically combined.
Looks like a solution to the naked eye. Particles are suspended. The particle size is the “in betweener”, larger than a solutions’ particles but smaller than a suspensions’ particles.