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what happens to sugar in a cup of tea

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what happens to sugar in a cup of tea?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: General
Expert:  General Jay replied 7 years ago.
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Sugar in a cup of tea dissolves. In a cup of tea, the water is called the solvent and the sugar is the solute.

When the sugar dissolves, the crystal structure of the element breaks down. However, the atoms of the element or the molecules of the compound are uniformly distributed among the molecules of the liquid solvent. The sugar is still there, but only in a different form. There is no change in the mass of the sugar.

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.

thanks for the quick reply,

this is a question for my 11 year old son in yr 7 homework, in it he has to use the words dissolve, solute, solution, solvent, sugar,tea, and also has to do a diagram with it, and try to describe and explain melting using particle theory.