ideal solution

noun

: a solution in which the interaction between molecules of the components does not differ from the interactions between the molecules of each component
usually : a solution that conforms exactly to Raoult's law compare activity sense 6b, activity coefficient, fugacity sense 2b

Word History

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ideal solution was in 1908

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“Ideal solution.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ideal%20solution. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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