What is the difference between (aq) and (l) ...what do they mean.

I know Aq is a aueous solution while (l) is a liguid with only one element...but what is the difference between them?
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8 months ago

The notation (aq) stands for "aqueous" and indicates that a substance is dissolved in water to form a solution. It means that the substance is in a liquid state and is completely dissolved in water. Aqueous solutions are common in chemistry and often involve the dissolution of a solute in water.

On the other hand, the notation (l) simply indicates that the substance is in a liquid state. It may refer to a pure liquid or a mixture of liquids, and it does not specifically imply that the substance is composed of only one element.

To differentiate between (aq) and (l), you need to consider the context and the composition of the substance being referred to. If the substance is completely dissolved in water, making it an aqueous solution, it is denoted as (aq). However, if the substance exists as a liquid but is not dissolved in water, it is denoted as (l). The presence of the "(aq)" or "(l)" notation in a chemical equation or formula gives important information about the physical state and interactions of the substances involved.

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