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Unit 8: When Chemicals Meet Water—The Properties of Solutions

Section 11: Conclusion

With an understanding of solutions chemistry, we can see how to dissolve one substance into another, separate solvents from solutions, and purify them. These processes are central to many modern industries, from oil refining to the development of new pharmaceutical products. Concepts like solubility and saturation are relevant to many tasks, from inventing new sports drinks to cleaning up hazardous waste spills. In the next unit, we will apply these concepts to the equilibrium behavior of molecules in solution and explore how the thermodynamics of these reactions explain their equilibrium behavior.

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