Does the surface area of the solute affect the solubility of a solute in a solvent?
Not the true solubility but the speed of dissolving.
For the solute to be soluble the solvent must first break the existing bonds between the solute. Increasing heat energy breaks more of the existing bonds of the solute which allows the solvent to make more new bonds with the solute particles. This leads greater solubility of the solute in the solvent. (I don't think this applies if gas is the solute and solvent)
A general statement on how the nature of the solute and the solvent affects solubility can be stated as?
The solubility will remain the same because it is a property describing how much of a substance can be dissolved in in a specific solvent. How fine the solute is ground up will not affect this. However, the fine crystals will have more surface area and therefore the solute will dissolve faster to start with.
"Soluble" redirects here. For the algebraic object called a soluble group, see Solvable group. Solubility is the property of a solid, liquid, or gaseous chemical substance called solute to dissolve in a liquid solvent to form a homogeneous solution. The solubility of a substance strongly depends on the used solvent as well as on temperature and pressure. The extent of the solubility of a substance in a specific solvent is measured as the saturation concentration…
This is the solubilty of a solute in a given solvent, at a given temperature and pressure. The solubility rate depends on : 1. the nature of solute/solvent (chemical composition, polarity) 2. temperature 3. pressure 4. stirring 5. surface area of the solute 6. some added compounds 7. amount of the solute 8. the geometry of the beaker