# Solvated solids

I have a very basic question concerning solvation. If a solid (solute) was dissolved in a liquid (solvent), is the solute still in the solid state? or does it convert into another state of matter when this happens?

$$\ce{2Na(s) + 2H2O(l) \to 2NaOH(aq) + H2(g)\uparrow}$$