Definitions for "Saturated solution"
A solution that contains as much solute as possible.
Saturated solution is a solution that holds the maximum possible amount of dissolved material. When saturated, the rate of dissolving solid and that of recrystallisation solid are the same, and a condition of equilibrium is reached. The amount of material in solution varies with the temperature; cold solutions can hold less dissolved solid material than hot solutions. Gases are more soluble in cold liquids than in hot liquids.
solution containing the maximum amount of solute for a given amount of solvent at a constant temperature and pressure; in a saturated solution, the dissolved and undissolved solute are in dynamic equilibrium. (see unsaturated solution, solution equilibrium, supersaturated solution)