Definitions for solubilityˌsɒl yəˈbɪl ɪ ti
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the quantity of a particular substance that can dissolve in a particular solvent (yielding a saturated solution)
the property (of a problem or difficulty) that makes it possible to solve
the quality of being soluble and easily dissolved in liquid
The condition of being soluble.
The amount of a substance that will dissolve in a given amount of a solvent, to give a saturated solution, under specified conditions.
the quality, condition, or degree of being soluble or solvable; as, the solubility of a salt; the solubility of a problem or intricate difficulty
the tendency to separate readily into parts by spurious articulations, as the pods of tick trefoil
Origin: [Cf. F. solubilit.]
Solubility is the property of a solid, liquid, or gaseous chemical substance called solute to dissolve in a solid, liquid, or gaseous solvent to form a homogeneous solution of the solute in the solvent. The solubility of a substance fundamentally depends on the physical and chemical properties of the used solute and solvent as well as on temperature, pressure and the pH of the solution. The extent of the solubility of a substance in a specific solvent is measured as the saturation concentration, where adding more solute does not increase the concentration of the solution and begin to precipitate the excess amount of solute. Most often, the solvent is a liquid, which can be a pure substance or a mixture. One may also speak of solid solution, but rarely of solution in a gas. The extent of solubility ranges widely, from infinitely soluble such as ethanol in water, to poorly soluble, such as silver chloride in water. The term insoluble is often applied to poorly or very poorly soluble compounds. Under certain conditions, the equilibrium solubility can be exceeded to give a so-called supersaturated solution, which is metastable.
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The ability of a substance to be dissolved, i.e. to form a solution with another substance. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
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