Solutions and Solubility

Minerals dissolving in lakes and streams affect the survival, growth, and reproduction of aquatic life. Solubility is as essential to our understanding of chemistry as it is to life!


Saturated, Unsaturated, and Supersaturated Solutions

A saturated solution contains the maximum amount of solute that will dissolve at a particular temperature. How and why can you prepare a supersaturated solution? What factors affect solution formation?

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Solubility Equilibria

Explore the dynamic nature and balance of solution formation and crystallization.

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Properties of Solutions

The properties of solutions depend on the type and size of dissolved or dispersed particles, the number of particles formed when a solute dissolves, and the interactions between particles.

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Precipitation Reactions and Solubility Rules

Don’t memorize the rules! Discover and experience the solubility rules for ionic compounds by observing double–replacement precipitation reactions for a wide variety of solutes and solutions.

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Concentration of Solutions

Understanding the terms and knowing how to analyze the concentrations of solutions are important skills for the chemistry laboratory.

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