Difference Between Concentration And Solubility
What are the differences and
similarities between concentration and solubility?
1. Concentration is amount of solute dissolved in a unit quantity (mass or volume) of a solution. While solubility is the maximum amount of the solute that
can be dissolved in a given amount of the solvent.
2. Concentration is expressed as percent by weight or volume, mole fraction, molarity etc. Solubility is the
ability of a solute to dissolve in a solvent at given temperature and pressure. It is expressed as grams/ litre or moles/litre.
3. Based on concentration, a solution can be saturated, unsaturated or supersaturated. Based on solubility, the solutes are soluble or insoluble,
miscible or immiscible.
4. Both depends on temperature.