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www.solubilityofthings.com/basics/why_things_dissolve.php

In process of dissolving, molecules of the solute are inserted into a solvent and surrounded by its molecules. In order for the process to take place, molecular bonds between molecules of solute (ie. sugar) have to be broken and molecular bonds of the solvent also have to be disrupted. Both of these require energy.

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In general, SOLUBILITY is an ability of a substance to dissolve. In the process of dissolving, the substance which is being dissolved is called a solute and the substance in which the solute is dissolved is called a solvent. A mixture of solute and solvent is called a solution. To put it in simple words: When we insert sugar into ...

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Substances that have ionic molecules or polar molecules generally dissolve in water because water molecules have the ability to surround the those molecules completely and disperse them in solution....

water.usgs.gov/edu/qa-solvent.html

Dec 2, 2016 ... Water is capable of dissolving a variety of different substances, which is why it is such a good solvent. And, water is called the "universal solvent" because it dissolves more substances than any other liquid. This is important to every living thing on earth. It means that wherever water goes, either through the ...

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Apr 1, 2012 ... To see all my Chemistry videos, check out http://socratic.org/chemistry We'll look at what happens when you dissolve ionic and covalent compounds in water. I...

www.ducksters.com/science/chemistry/solutions_and_dissolving.php

A solution is made when one substance called the solute "dissolves" into another substance called the solvent. Dissolving is when the solute breaks up from a larger crystal of molecules into much smaller groups or individual molecules. This break up is caused by coming into contact with the solvent. In the case of salt water ...

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Water is a polar molecule, with one end positively charged, and the other negatively charged. These charges interact with ionic bonds in substances like table salt. The water molecules surround the charged particles in the salt with oppositely charged ends of the water molecules. This reduces the effective charges on the ...

www.ewart.org.uk/science/structures/str6.htm

When you put some sugar in your coffee you want the solid sugar to dissolve in the liquid coffee to give a sweet solution. If you want your sugar to dissolve quickly you can do two things. We know that temperature can affect particles - so heating up your coffee will speed up the dissolving process. The size of the grains of ...

www.le.ac.uk/se/centres/sci/selfstudy/particle05.html

Nov 13, 2000 ... Dissolving. Dissolving can be thought of as a particular type of mixing. Mixing materials can result in a number of outcomes. Sometimes the components have little effect on each other, remain visible and can be easily separated. In other cases mixing can result in dramatic irreversible changes to the ...