Solubility

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Solubility is the maximum amount of solute that can dissolve in a given amount of solvent.[1] The solubility of a solute is dictated by the identities of the solute and solvent.

Rules of Solubility

  • If the solute is a solid, its solubility will increase when it is subjected to increasing temperature.
  • If the solute is a liquid, its solubility will not be affected by a change in temperature.
  • If the solute is a gas, its solubility will increase when it is subjected to decreasing temperature.
  • The solubility of a gas increases with increasing pressure.
  • The solubility of liquids and solids is unaffected by changes in pressure.

References

  1. Wile, Dr. Jay L. Exploring Creation With Chemistry. Apologia Educational Ministries, Inc. 1998