Ch 24: Understanding Solutions & Solubility

About This Chapter

Learn about important topics needed to understand solutions and solubility by reviewing the lessons included in this chapter. These lessons will teach you about major definitions and scientific concepts relevant to this subject.

Understanding Solutions & Solubility - Chapter Summary

One of the major concepts from chemistry that you should pay particular attention to is the subject of chemical solutions and solubility. If you would like to learn more about this subject, you can go through this chapter and read or watch the text and video lessons included here.

Each of these lessons will provide you with comprehensive information on the definitions of different types of solutions, scientific concepts needed to understand them, and helpful examples of each. Despite the often intimidating complexity of these topics, the convenient format of our videos and the teaching experience of our lesson instructors will afford you the best possible means of learning about this subject. Some of the specific topics you will learn about in this chapter are:

  • The definition of a solution
  • Solvents and solutes
  • The definition and levels of solution concentration
  • Saturated, unsaturated and supersaturated solutions
  • The differences between nonelectrolytes and electrolytes
  • The rate of dissolution
  • The meaning of solubility
  • Solubility curves
  • Ionic compounds

Each of the video lessons in this chapter contains helpful tabs that will allow you to locate and jump to the most important points in the video without having to scroll through from the beginning. The chapter also offers complete transcripts of each lesson that you can print out and read through on your own time. Your personal Dashboard is a great way to keep track of your learning progress as you complete different lessons.

9 Lessons in Chapter 24: Understanding Solutions & Solubility
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Solutions, Solutes, and Solvents

1. Solutions, Solutes, and Solvents

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Concentration of Solutions: Definition & Levels

2. Concentration of Solutions: Definition & Levels

In this lesson, we learn about solutions and what makes up a solution. We also look at solution concentration levels and how to calculate the concentration of a solution.

Unsaturated Solution: Definition & Examples

3. Unsaturated Solution: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you''ll learn the definition of an unsaturated solution. There will be examples provided to assist you with your understanding of the topic. Also, several examples of unsaturated solutions are provided.

Saturated Solution: Definition & Examples

4. Saturated Solution: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn the definition of a saturated solution. There will be examples provided to assist you with your understanding of the topic. Also several types of saturated solutions are provided.

Supersaturated Solution: Definition & Example

5. Supersaturated Solution: Definition & Example

In this lesson, we'll be learning about supersaturated solutions. Here, you'll learn what a supersaturated solution is and how it is made. Then we'll look at some examples.

Solutions, Electrolytes and Nonelectrolytes

6. Solutions, Electrolytes and Nonelectrolytes

Learn what a solution is and how it is formed. Learn how to express the concentration of a solution in terms of molarity, molality and mass percent. Discover the differences between an electrolyte and a nonelectrolyte.

The Rate of Dissolution: Factors and Definition

7. The Rate of Dissolution: Factors and Definition

Learn what dissolution is and the factors that affect the rate of dissolution, such as temperature, surface area, polarity and pressure. Learn what miscible and immiscible mean in regards to liquids.

Solubility and Solubility Curves

8. Solubility and Solubility Curves

Learn what solubility is as well as the definitions of 'saturated,' 'unsaturated' and 'supersaturated.' Learn how to determine the solubility of a substance in water by using a solubility curve. Discover the effects of pressure and temperature on the solubility of liquids, solids and gases.

Ionic Compounds: Formation, Lattice Energy and Properties

9. Ionic Compounds: Formation, Lattice Energy and Properties

In this lesson, you'll learn about ionic compounds and how they form. Additionally, you'll learn the properties of ionic compounds, such as their high melting and boiling points, their ability to conduct electricity, and the fact that they form crystals.

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