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Why does sugar dissolve faster in hot tea than in ice tea?

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April 22, 2012 5:47PM

The added heat means the kinetic energy is higher. Higher kinetic energy means the particles are moving faster, because kinetic energy is energy in motion. So, collisions between the solvent particles (tea) and solute particles (sugar) happen more often, causing dissolving to happen at a higher rate.