# What refers to the amount of a solute that will dissolve in a given volume of solvent at a given temperature and pressure?

Apr 3, 2017

The $\text{intrinsic solubility}$ of a substance.........

#### Explanation:

Reasonably we may define solubility as:

$\text{Amount of solute"/"Volume of solution}$,

and thus $\text{solubility}$ has the units of $m o l \cdot {L}^{-} 1$ or $g \cdot {L}^{-} 1$.

When we quote a $\text{solubility}$ we usually specify a standard temperature and pressure (or such a standard is assumed) because a hot solution can generally hold more solute than a cold one..............