Question #e619f

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Jun 16, 2017

Remove some of the solvent or add more solute.


Removing some of the solvent (usually by evaporation) will leave solutes behind in a relatively larger ratio to the solvent. Taken to the extreme, the solvent can be eventually boiled/evaporated off entirely, leaving only the solutes.

This only works when the solution is one of a dissolved solid in a solvent. Miscible liquids do not work as well, although it is the mechanism of fractional distillation.

Alternatively, for both liquid and solid/liquid solutions, simply adding more of the solute will increase the overall solution concentration of that solute.