How does surface area affect solubility?
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There is no such thing as "surface area" of "solubility" since the latter refers to the maximum concentration in the solution of a solid (or liquid) in a liquid. "Surface area", as applied to such a phenomenon is meaningless. However, by *increasing* the surface area of, say, a salt, by grinding it, will increase its solubility. Maybe *that* is what the questioner meant.
Heat will increase solubility of solids but not for gases, pressure will increase solubility of gases, surface area of solids increases solubility, agitation increases solubility. __________________________________________________________ Well it depends on what experiment you are doing but i say it would be between the independent variable and the dependent variable.