Why does a solution become supersaturated?

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A saturated solution can become supersaturated when it is cooled. The solubility of solid solutes in liquid solvents increases as the solvent is warmed up. When the water is cooled to a lower temp, it still has "x" grams dissolved, so it is now supersaturated. Eventually the sugar will crystallize andform rock candy.

What dissolves faster salt or sugar? For a given solvent, some solutes havegreater solubility than others. For example, sugar is much more soluble in water than is salt. But even sugar has an upper limit on how much can dissolve.

What is a dilute solution? A dilute solution is a one that has only a little solute dissolved in a certain amount of solvent. In other words, a small amount of solute in between the solvent molecules. Do note that the solvent is not always water.

What is a true solution? True Solution is a homogeneous mixture of two or more substances in which substance dissolved in solvent has the particle size of less than 10-9 m or1 nm. Simple solution of sugar in water is an example of true solution.

How are solutions formed? A solution is made when one substance called the solute "dissolves" into another substance called the solvent. Dissolving is when the solute breaks up from a larger crystal of molecules into much smaller groups or individual molecules. They do this by pulling away the ions andthen surrounding the salt molecules.