supersaturated solution


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supersaturated solution

A solution which contains a higher concentration of solute than does a saturated solution at that temperature. A supersaturated solution is metastable.
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It was found that in the presence of the HPMC from the capsules, which is about 20 percent of the formulation, a supersaturated solution was formed through its crystallization inhibiting effect translating in a two-fold increase of the oral bioavailability (5).
To this aliquot was added the Follin-Ciocalteau (50%), reagent and 1 ml of a supersaturated solution of sodium carbonate, and 7.5ml of distilled water.
Supersaturated solution refers to a solution that contains more of dissolved material than could be dissolved by the solvent under normal circumstances [34].
The rapid transfer of heat from the blank to the die allows for alloying elements to be locked in a supersaturated solution state (SSSS).
Microscopic examination of a supersaturated solution shows that it is convenient to distinguish the following modes of precipitation:
A supersaturated solution is one that is forced to hold more atoms in water or another solute than it normally would.
It can be caused by reduction of the emulsion globules linear size that contains ammonium nitrate supersaturated solution N[H.sub.4]N[O.sub.3].
In the theoretical part, we will study the problem of bubble coalescence in an inhomogeneous flow velocity field in the die, estimate the number density of supercritical nuclei formed in a polymer-gas solution in the limiting case of high pressure drop rate in the supersaturated solution. The results of experiments are analyzed on the basis of simple qualitative estimations.
After all of the evaporation it undergoes, honey is known as a "supersaturated solution" of sugar.
From how Dickens creates sympathy for Pip in Great Expectations ("He gives him a girl's name.") to the definition of a 'supersaturated solution' as 'water with extra water in it', this provides a hysterically funny collection that any who have taught school or attended school will find a winner.
In highly supersaturated solution, a huge number of primary particles are first nucleated, and then the stable particles are formed by the rapid aggregation of primary particles.