How can a saturated solution be prepared?

1 Answer
May 29, 2018

Ugh, saturation and #K_"sp"#. I'll give a short version of how to make a saturated solution.


At a specific temperature, add solute into water and dissolve. Stir and dissolve. At some point, one of the crystals will fall through to the bottom. At this point, you are saturated. If you don't change the temperature, you won't be able to make more of the solid dissolve. Add a bit more (I don't have to) and the crystals will sit on the bottom. There is your saturated solution.

The amount you have to add differs for each solute, but in most cases the above will result in a saturated solution.