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Solutions and solutes

Discussion in 'Science' started by The Wolf, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. The Wolf

    The Wolf Member

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    Just a question that has been on my mind
    I have solvent A. It is miscible in solvent B.
    I have a solid. It will solvate in solvent B but not solvent A
    If I mix both solvents together, and then expose them to the solid and agitate the mixture which will happen?
    a) The solute will dissolve into the mixture
    b) The solvents will phase separate and solid will go into solvent B
    c) The solvents will stay as a mixture and the solid will not dissolve.

    I have looked over the net and through all my old text books, but I don't feel I have found what I am looking for. I can find info about solutes already disolved, but not about this scenario

    Any links/help much appreciated.
     
  2. $$DoLLaZ$$

    $$DoLLaZ$$ Member

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    What kind of solvents are they and what kind of solid?

    There would be different results depending on the ingredients.
     
  3. dutto

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    Above is correct, inputs are too variable for a definitive answer. You need a ternary phase diagram.
     

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