WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY AQUEOUS SOLUTION?

It’s amazing how more than 75% of the earth’s surface consists of water.

Water- A Universal Solvent

Water has the ability to dissolve a large number of substances, e.g. sugar, salts etc. Water also dissolves a large number of gases including ammonia, hydrogen chloride etc. Hence, water dissolves almost every common substance and is therefore called a ‘universal solvent’.