What Is the Difference Between Unsaturated, Saturated and Supersaturated Solutions?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 12, 2020 1:11:01 AM ET
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An unsaturated solution contains less than the maximum soluble material, while a saturated solution contains all of the material that it is able to dissolve in its current state, with excess material remaining undissolved. A supersaturated solution holds more of the solvent than it would be able to under normal circumstances.