Solubility of solute in solvent is frequently named by students as one of the more confusing MCAT topics. This webinar will teach solubility through the lens of both thermodynamics and equilibrium. We will cover solubility rules, factors that affect solubility like the common ion effect, how to calculate molar solubility from Ksp and how to answer questions about solubility and precipitate formation.
At a glance
Classify salts in terms of solubility
Classify acidic, basic and neutral salts
Calculate molar solubility from Ksp
Read precipitation and solubility charts
Determine whether a precipitate will form based on molar solubility or Ksp
Differentiate Ksp and Q
Factors that affect solubility
The common ion effect
Solubility in terms of thermodynamics, equilibrium and biological applications
On the MCAT
Though rooted in equilibrium, solubility has wide applications to many areas of chemistry and biology (kidney stones!). The test likes to make these connections.
Solubility can quickly become calculation heavy and time consuming. Have a strategy! Don’t make the common mistakes that we mention.
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Amazing material conveyed concisely and in great detail!
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