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The solubility of a substance (solute) at a given temperature is defined as the amount of substance (solute) dissolved in 100 gm. of solvent to make a saturated solution at that temperature.
The molecules of a solute in solid are compactly packed. But when we heat the solid, they start to vibrate about their mean position as they posses kinectic energy on them. When we increase the temperature their kinetic energy increases and they start to move with high speed. Similary, the molecules of solvent in liquid state are loosely packed as there is less intermolecular force of attraction between them. These molecules of liquid are constantly moving inside. When we heat the liquid, these molecules gain more and more kinectic energy and moves with very high speed. Also, b during shaking , the molecules moves with high speed as they gain kinectic energy during shaking too. As a result the molecules strike with eachother and are separated. This molecules then mixed with the molecules of solvent to make a solution.
More will be the surface area of solute (solid state), more it will mix with molecules of solvent at a faster rate. When we heat the molecules at high temperature, the intermolecular spaces between them increases as the intermolecular force become due to heat. It helps to adjust more molecules of solute in the increased space. So, solubility of the substances also increases with increase in temperature.
A curve obtained by plotting the solubility of substances at different temperatures against these temperatures is known as solubility curve.
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Crystals are the granular substances having sharp edges and smooth surface.
Characteristics of crystals
The process in which crystals are formed by cooling a hot saturated solution of solid materials is called crystallization.
To obtain crystals from copper sulphate solution
Take a solution of copper sulphate in a porcelain basin. Make the solution hot saturated either by dissolving more copper sulphate or by evaporating solvent as shown in the figure. Continue heating until the small crystals are seen. Now cool the apparatus. After a while, the crystals are formed. Now, separate the crystals from the mother liquor and place them on filter paper to dry.
Those solid substances, which do not have any definite geometrical forms or shapes, are called amorphous solids.
Those solid substances, which have definite geometrical forms or shapes, along with definite and rigid morphology, are called crystalline solids.
The solubility of a substance at a particular is defined as the amount of solute dissolved in 100gm of solvent to a saturated solution at that temperature.
Solubility = [Weight of solute(gm) / Weight of solvent (gm)] × 100
A curve obtained by plotting the solubility of a substance at different temperature is known as solubility curve. Solubility of a substance at different temperature can be known from the solubility curve.
Applications of a solubility curve are listed below:
Crystals are homogeneous solids bounded by plane surfaces, meeting in sharp edges and having regular and definite geometrical shape. When a saturated solution of a solid in a liquid at higher temperature is allowed to cool then crystals are formed.
When a saturated solution of a solid in a liquid at higher temperature is allowed to cool, a quantity of solid is deposited in the form of crystals. This process is known as crystallization.
Temperature is mentioned along with the solubility of a substance because solubility changes on changing the temperature.
It means 21 gm CuSO4 can dissolve in 100gm of water to make saturated solution of CuSO4 at 20°C.
Which is not a crystal?