What can cause a solute to be dissolved faster?

1 Answer
Jun 27, 2018

#"Particle size, rate of stirring/sonication, solvent temperature..."#


We refer to the kinetics of dissolution; clearly a solute has some intrinsic solubility in a given solvent.

A finely ground solute should dissolve more rapidly than a solute composed of large particles… The rate of stirring, or sonication, should also affect dissolution. And finally a HOT solvent should dissolve a solute faster....