Does flour dissolve in water?


Quick Answer

Flour mixed with water produces a suspension, not a solution. The particles of flour are suspended temporarily in a milky-looking slurry. If left sitting long enough, the flour settles to the bottom of the jar.

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Does flour dissolve in water?
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A solution is defined as a homogeneous mixture of two or more substances. The solute particles are molecular in size. Salt water is an example of a solution. Solutions can be liquid, gaseous or even solid. Metallic bronze is a solution of copper and other metals. A suspension, like flour in water, requires only the mechanical mixing of the solid particles into the liquid, and it is only temporary.

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