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Identify Solutes, Solvents and Solutions

In this worksheet, students will learn about what solutions are and their different components.

'Identify Solutes, Solvents and Solutions' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Year:  Year 7 Science worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Chemistry: Pure and Impure Substances

Curriculum subtopic:   Mixtures, including Dissolving

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

A solution is a transparent (see-through) liquid. Solutions can never be cloudy or opaque.


For example, the liquid below is orange but it is clear, so it is a solution.


Solution in flask


On the contrary, this liquid is not a solution:


Bottle of milk


In a solution, a solid dissolves in a liquid.

The solid particles are held tightly together in a fixed arrangement, but that arrangement is broken up by the liquid particles.


The solid substances that dissolve are called solutes and the liquids they are dissolved in are called solvents.

A solute dissolved in a liquid makes a solution.


Substances that dissolve are said to be soluble, whereas those that do not dissolve are said to be insoluble.


Want a bit more help with this before you begin? Why not watch this short video?


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