# Ideal Solutions

**ideal solution**or ideal mixture is a solution in which the enthalpy of solution (\(\Delta{H_{solution}} = 0\)) is zero; with the closer to zero the enthalpy of solution, the more "ideal" the behavior of the solution becomes. Since the enthalpy of mixing (solution) is zero, the change in Gibbs energy on mixing is determined solely by the entropy of mixing (\(\Delta{S_{solution}}\)).