Prof.Dr. Amer A. Taqa2013-2014
SolutionsA solution A homogeneous mixture of two or more components
Examples of solutions
Sugar in water, oxygen in water, dental filling, air
Components in a solution
A solution consists of two component types.
Solvent: component in the greater extent
Solute:component in the lesser extent (You may have more than one.)
Properties of solutionCharacteristics of a solution:
The solute cant be filtered out.
The solute always stays mixed.
Particles are always in motion.
Volumes may not be additive.
A solution will have different properties than the solvent.
Physical states of solutionsSolutions can exist in any of the three states.
Solid solutions: dental fillings, 14K gold, sterling silver
Liquid solutions : saline, vodka, vinegar, sugar water
Gas solutions :the atmosphere, anesthesia gases
A measure of how much of a solute can be dissolved in a solvent.
Common unit: grams of solute / 100 g of water, at given T.
Factors affecting solubility:
Temperature: usually the higher T, the higher the solubility, except for gases.
Pressure: (mostly for gases), the higher the pressure the higher the solubility.
Polarity (similarity in charges). Like dissolves like.
Solubility of some substances
Substance oC g/100 ml water
NaCl (s) 100 39.12
PbCl2 (s) 100 3.34
AgCl (s) 100 0.0021
CH3CH2OH (l) 0 - 100 infinity
CH3CH2OCH2CH3 (l) 15 8.43
O2 (g) 60 0.0023
CO2 (g) 40 0.097
SO2 (g) 40 5.41
When a solution contains as much solute as it can at a given temperature. Its saturated.
Unsaturated Can still dissolve more.
Saturated Have dissolved all you can.
Supersaturated Temporarily have dissolved too much.
Precipitate Excess solute that falls out of solution.
Properties of aqueous SolutionsThere are two general classes of solutes.
may be strong or weak .
Nonelectrolytic (non electrolytes)
do not conduct electricity
Dissolving ionic compoundsWhen an ionic solid dissolves in water, the solvent removes ions from the crystal.
Concentration of solutionsWe need a way to tell how much solute is in a solution - concentration.
There are many systems - we will cover four.
Mass / volume percent
Volume / volume percent
Mass / Mass percent
Parts per million
What is moles?
Amount of matter expressed in grams.
1 mol of O2 has a mass of 32 g.
1 mol of sodium has a mass of 23 g.
1 mol of H2O has a mass of 18 g.
Grams of the substance (g)
moles (n) = molar mass (g/mol)