# How does increasing temperatures affect the solubility of a solid?

May 30, 2017

Well, solubility involves the BREAKING of bonds........so solubility should increase

#### Explanation:

The act of dissolution of a $\text{solute}$ in a $\text{solvent}$ clearly involves the breaking of $\text{solute-solute bonds}$; we would thus assume in general that solubility IS INCREASED at elevated temperature.........

If we look at the equilibrium reaction for a saturated solution........

$\text{Solid solute"+Deltarightleftharpoons"Dissolved solute}$

Increasing the temperature should drive the given equilibrium to the right.............And a hot solvent should be able to dissolve more solute than a cold solvent.