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What are solutions in science?

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In science, particularly in the field of chemistry, solutions are defined as homogeneous mixtures characterized by a uniform consistency throughout the substance. Solutions, which occur at the molecular level, are composed of solutes that are completely dissolved in a solvent. Common solutions include atmospheric air, tap water, beverages, metal alloys, water vapor, salt water, sugar water, orange juice, coffee, dental filling and solder.

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Solutes and solvents can either be in solid, liquid or gaseous particles. The solvent constitutes the larger portion in a solution. The quantity of solute present in a solvent can be measured using three different methods: mass percent, volume percent and mass/volume percent.

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