heavy solution

noun

: a liquid of high density (as a solution of mercury iodide in potassium iodide or of the cadmium salt of a borotungstic acid) used especially in determining the specific gravities of minerals and in separating them when mechanically mixed

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“Heavy solution.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heavy%20solution. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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