When does a saturated solution form crystals

when does a saturated solution form crystals
Asked Feb 23, 2010
when it gets solidification temparature
Answered Dec 15, 2012
A solution is considered saturated for a specific temperature, for example a saturated sodium chloride at a certain temperature can be induced to form crystals by lowering the temperature thus forming a supersaturated solution and providing a nucleating agent(seed crystals). The basic point is that a solution can be supersaturated without forming crystals if there is no nucleus to start the crystallizing process.
Answered Jun 07, 2013
A saturated solution is one containing as much solute as possible without forming a precipitate. This is the maximum concentration of solute.
Answered Jun 08, 2013

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