Solutions, based on how much solute they contain, can be classified into three groups:
Unsaturated: This is a solution that contains an amount of solute less than the maximum amount that the solvent can hold.
Saturated: This solution holds the maximum amount of solute that is capable of being dissolved.
Supersaturated: A solution that holds more solute that can be dissolved under normal circumstances.
The solubility of MnSO4 2 O in water at 20 oC is 70 g per 100 mL of water.
Given a solution of MnSO4 2 O of unknown concentration, what experiment could you perform to determine whether the new solution is saturated, supersaturated, or unsaturated?
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