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Reading Comprehension: Detail Function Questions

The author of the passage explains the process by which a supersaturated solution is created in order to

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We know that a supersaturated solution contains more dissolved solute than a saturated solution, but we also know that a saturated solution cannot absorb more solute. The author resolves this seeming paradox by telling us about the special circumstances required to create supersaturated solutions.

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Although the author mentions that supersaturated solutions are volatile, the process by which they are created does not tell us why this is so.

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Even thought the author tells us in the fourth paragraph that supersaturation plays a role in polymorphism, we do not need the details of how a supersaturated solution is formed in order to understand polymorphism.

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We do not learn anything about the properties of a supersaturated solution from the author's description of how one is created; hence, this cannot be the function of this explanation.

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The author does not state or imply that creating a supersaturated solution is difficult so this cannot be the function of this explanation.

clarify a seeming contradiction
explain why supersaturated solutions are volatile
provide information necessary for understanding polymorphism
describe the properties of a supersaturated solution
show the difficulty in creating a supersaturated solution