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solid solution

a solid, homogeneous mixture of substances, as glass or certain alloys.
(in a crystal structure) the more or less complete substitution of one kind of atom, ion, or molecule for another that is chemically different but similar in size and shape; isomorphism. Unabridged
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  • Rescue packages are a solid solution if well-executed.
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  • Typical cases include the maximum or minimum in a solid solution series and the melting point of a congruently melting compound.
  • Moles of solid-solution component in solid solution ss.
  • Rhodolite is a purplish red pyrope-almandite solid solution garnet.
  • Plagioclase is a whole family of minerals that make up what is called a solid solution series.
British Dictionary definitions for solid solution

solid solution

(chem) a crystalline material in which two or more elements or compounds share a common lattice
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solid solution  
A uniform mixture of substances in solid form. Solid solutions often consist of two or more types of atoms or molecules that share a crystal lattice, as in certain metal alloys. Much of the steel used in construction, for example, is actually a solid solution of iron and carbon. The carbon atoms, which fit neatly within the iron's crystal lattice, add strength to its structure.
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