Aqueous solution

Aqueous solution

Aqueous solution


“What makes solutions in water so unique?”
During one’s study of chemistry, one will come across the fact that many substances dissolve in water. However, how can Chemists classify this, and how are they unique? Well, this phenomena is usually termed an aqueous solution (Aqueous coming from aqua-, Latin for water). However, what is truly special about aqueous solutions is that  allow for the substances to be dissolved into ions within it. This gives rise to electrolytes, which can make water conductive, and this is where acid and base reactions take place. In fact, this ability to dissolve substances into ions is one of the reasons that makes water the prime factor for life, as different substances can be transformed and reacted within it.

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