# Do solute molecules pull water molecules away from the surface in the dissolving process of water?

Jun 1, 2017

Quite possibly the reverse process occurs........

#### Explanation:

That is SOLVENT molecules, here water, dissolve SOLUTE molecules, and the SOLUTION becomes more concentrated with respect to SOLUTE.

When there is equilibrium between dissolved, and undissolved solute, i.e.

$\text{Undissolved solute "stackrel"solvent "rightleftharpoons" Dissolved solute}$

, a condition of $\text{SATURATION}$ applies............

$\text{Supersaturation}$ occurs when the solvent holds MORE SOLUTE than would be in equilibrium with undissolved solute.......