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an inward force that tends to minimize the surface area of a liquid surface tension  
a surface active agent surfactants  
a solution in which the solvent is water aqueous solutions  
the dissolving medium in a solution solvent  
dissolving particles in a solution solute  
a compuond that conducts an electric current in aqueous solution or in the molten state electrolyte  
a compound that does not conduct an electric current in aqueous solution or in the molten state nonelectrolyte  
a mixture from which some of the particles settle out slowly upon standing suspensions  
a mixture whose particles are intermediate in size between those of a suspension and a solute solution colloids  
scattering of light by particles in a colloid or suspension which causes a beam of light to become visible Tyndall effect  
the chaotic movement of colliodal particles caused by collision with particles of the solvent in which they are dispersed Brownian motion  
the colloidal dispersion of one liquid in another emulsion  
to lose water of hydration effloresce  
a term describing salts and other compounds that remove moisture from the air hygroscopic  
a hygroscopic substance used as a drying agent desiccants  
a term describing a substance that removes sufficent water from the air to from a solution deliquescents  
a solutioncontaining the maximum amount of solute for a given amount of solvent at a constant temp and pressure saturated solution  
a solution that contains less solute than a saturated solution at a given temp and pressure unsaturated solution  
describes liquids that dissolve in each other miscible  
describes liquids that are insoluble in one another immiscible  
at a given temperature the solubility of a gas in a liquid is directly proportional to the pressure of the gas above the liquid Henry's Law  
a solution that contains more solute that it can theroetically hold at a given temperature supersaturated solution  
the concentration of solute in a solution expressed as the number of moles of solute dissolved in 1L of solution molarity  

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