solubility

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sol·u·bil·i·ty

noun \ˌsäl-yə-ˈbi-lə-tē\

Definition of SOLUBILITY

1
:  the quality or state of being soluble
2
:  the amount of a substance that will dissolve in a given amount of another substance

First Known Use of SOLUBILITY

1661

Other Chemical Engineering Terms

alkali, cation, decant, hygroscopic, isotope, oxidize, slurry, solute, viscous

sol·u·bil·i·ty

noun \ˌsäl-yə-ˈbil-ət-ē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural sol·u·bil·i·ties

Medical Definition of SOLUBILITY

1
: the quality or state of being soluble
2
: the amount of a substance that will dissolve in a given amount of another substance and is typically expressed as the number of parts by weight dissolved by 100 parts of solvent at a specified temperature and pressure or as percent by weight or by volume

solubility

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Degree to which a substance dissolves in a solvent to make a solution (usually expressed as grams of solute per litre of solvent). Solubility of one fluid (liquid or gas) in another may be complete (totally miscible; e.g., methanol and water) or partial (oil and water dissolve only slightly). In general, “like dissolves like” (e.g., aromatic hydrocarbons dissolve in each other but not in water). Some separation methods (absorption, extraction) rely on differences in solubility, expressed as the distribution coefficient (ratio of a material's solubilities in two solvents). Generally, solubilities of solids in liquids increase with temperature and those of gases decrease with temperature and increase with pressure. A solution in which no more solute can be dissolved at a given temperature and pressure is said to be saturated (see saturation). See also Joel Hildebrand.

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