How does increasing temperatures affect the solubility of a solid?

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May 30, 2017

Answer:

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

Explanation:

The act of dissolution of a #"solute"# in a #"solvent"# clearly involves the breaking of #"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........

#"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.