<img src="https://d5nxst8fruw4z.cloudfront.net/atrk.gif?account=iA1Pi1a8Dy00ym" style="display:none" height="1" width="1" alt="" />
Dismiss
Skip Navigation

Effect of Temperature on Solubility

Introduction to solubility curves

Atoms Practice
Estimated5 minsto complete
%
Progress
Practice Effect of Temperature on Solubility
 
 
 
MEMORY METER
This indicates how strong in your memory this concept is
Practice
Progress
Estimated5 minsto complete
%
Practice Now
Turn In
Silky Soda

Credit: Ged Carroll
License: CC BY-NC 3.0

A Thermometer [Figure1]

Effect of Temperature on Solubility

Have you ever wondered why a cold soda tastes better than a warm one? The cold one maintains the silky, bubbly taste, while the warm soda just feels flat. The silky taste is caused by the amount of carbon dioxide dissolved in the soda solution. When the temperature increases, and more heat is added to the system, the carbon dioxide gains energy and escapes from the solvent. This decreases the solubility of the gas.

When we dissolve a solid into a liquid, an opposite effect occurs. Now when the amount of heat increases, the liquid will gain energy, and will be able to break the bonds of the solid better. So when dissolving salt into boiling water, more salt will dissolve compared to water of room temperature.

Creative Application

1. How does a decrease in temperature affect the solubility of a gas into a liquid? a solid into a liquid? Why?

2. How come a gas dissolving into a liquid and a solid dissolving into a liquid are affected differently by changes in temperature?

3. Is the relationship between temperature and solubility linear? (Hint: look up “solubility curve”)

Notes/Highlights Having trouble? Report an issue.

Color Highlighted Text Notes
Please to create your own Highlights / Notes
Show More

Image Attributions

  1. [1]^ Credit: Ged Carroll; License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Explore More

Sign in to explore more, including practice questions and solutions for Effect of Temperature on Solubility.
Please wait...
Please wait...