Science Shorts: The Dynamics of Dissolving

by: James Kessler and Patti Galvan

Dissolving is as much about the substance doing the dissolving (the solvent) as it is about the substance being dissolved (the solute). Dissolving depends on the interaction between the molecules of solvents and solutes. This article looks at the molecular structure of water, the universal solvent and includes a corresponding activity.


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Type Journal ArticlePub Date 2/1/2006Volume 043Issue 05

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