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Solution, in chemistry, homogeneous molecular mixtures of 2 or more substances (solid, liquid, gas), commonly of a solid and a liquid, though solid/solid solutions also exist. The liquid component is usually termed the solvent; the other component (solid, liquid, or gas), which is dissolved in it, the solute. The solubility of a solute in a given solvent at a particular temperature is usually stated as the mass that will dissolve in 3.53 oz (100 g) of the solvent to give a saturated solution. Solubility generally increases with temperature. Two common examples of solutions include vinegar (a solution of a liquid, acetic acid, in water) and syrup (a solution of a solid, sugar, dissolved in water).

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