How can a saturated solution decrease in solubility?Watch
This confuses me, because if a solution is saturated, then no more solute can be dissolved in it. I am confused what the website means by the saturated solution becoming more insoluble.
If you try to add more solute to a saturated solution of that solute, it won't dissolve. That dosen't mean that the solute is insoluble just that it can't dissolve any more into that solution.
Does this make sense?
Solubility of a solute in a particular solvent is defined as the mass of the solute dissolved per unit mass of that solvent. The solubility varies with temperature. A saturated solution is one which contains the maximum amount of solute. e.g If I have 100g of water and a substance X has a solubility of 4g/100g water, then I can only dissolve 4g of X in it and no more. The solution then formed is called a saturated solution.