What will occur when a saturated solution of a solute is cooled, if the solute does not crystallise?

1 Answer
Feb 21, 2016

The solubility of many things increases with increasing temperature and decreases with decreasing temperature (the case is different with some gases). Decreasing the temperature of a solution that is already saturated will lead it to be supersaturated.


A saturated solution is a solution that contains the maximum amount of a solute that it can contain at a particular temperature. If the temperature is decreased, without the solute crystallizing out, the solution will become supersaturated.