What are the factors of solubility?

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Dec 9, 2015

Answer:

Temperature, solvent, and solute?

Explanation:

There are so many solutes, and so many solvents. At undergraduate level we normally deal with aqueous solubility, that is solubility in water. Solubility is generally a function of temperature, in that a hot solution can normally hold more solute than a cold one. Chemists often speak of saturated solutions, which are examples of an equilibrium condition. Can you define this equilibrium?

Answer:

The factors are temperature,nature of the solute and solvent and pressure.

Explanation:

1.temperature: the solubility of a solid increases as temperature increases. The solubility of a gas decreases as temperature increases.

2.nature of solute and solvent: polar covalent and ionic substances dissolve in polar solvents like water. Nonpolar substances dissolve in nonpolar solvents like carbontetrachloride (CCL4).
3. Pressure: this is not not significant for solids and liquids dissolving in a liquid. The solubility of a gas increase as pressure increase.