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MacRoscopic Properties: The World We See

Phases of Matter and Intensive Properties

What properties influence solubility?

The most significant properties are intermolecular forces and temperature. If there are favorable interactions between the solute and the solvent, solubility will be higher. This is actually a balance of the interactions of the solute with the solvent and the stability of the solute in the solid phase. Temperature also influences solubility, and for most substances, solubility increases as the temperature of the solvent rises.



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