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Posted by Ryan On November - 18 - 2008 0 Comment

A supersaturated solution refers to a solution that contains more of the dissolved solute than could be dissolved by the solvent under normal circumstances. Typically, these solutions are made at higher temperatures, where more solute can be dissolved, and then allowed to cool. In the video above, a seed is dropped into the solution, which is simply a starter crystal, a crystal lattice that the dissolved solute can orient to and solidify on as they come out of solution.

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