2Solution - a homogenous mixture, that is mixed molecule by molecule. Solvents and SolutesSolution - a homogenous mixture, that is mixed molecule by molecule.Solvent - the dissolving mediumSolute -the dissolved particles
3Aqueous solution- a solution with water as the solvent. Solvents and SolutesAqueous solution- a solution with water as the solvent.Particle size less than 1 nm; cannot be separated by filtration
4Aqueous SolutionsWater dissolves ionic compounds and polar covalent molecules best.The rule is: “like dissolves like”Polar dissolves polar.Nonpolar dissolves nonpolar.
5The Solution Process Called “solvation” Water breaks the + and - charged pieces apart and surrounds them.In some ionic compounds, the attraction between ions is greater than the attraction exerted by water (don’t dissolve)
6How Ionic solids dissolve in water These ions have been pulled away from the main crystal structure by water’s polarity.HOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOThese ions have been surrounded by water, and are now dissolved!
7Electrolytes and Nonelectrolytes Electrolytes- compounds that conduct an electric current in aqueous solution, or in the molten stateAll ionic compounds are electrolytes; dissociate into ions (they are also called “salts”)
8Electrolytes and Nonelectrolytes Do not conduct? = Nonelectrolytes.Most are molecular materials, because they do not have ions
9Electrolytes and Nonelectrolytes There are strong electrolytes (100% ions), and weak electrolytes (small fraction become ions)Depends on: degree of ionization
10Water of Hydration (or Water of Crystallization) Water molecules are chemically bonded to solid salt molecules (not in solution)These compounds have fixed amounts of water.
11Water of Hydration (or Water of Crystallization) The water can be driven off by heating:CuSO4•5H2O CuSO4 + 5H2OCalled copper(II)sulfate pentahydrate.- heat+ heat
12Since heat can drive off water, the forces holding it are weak HydratesSince heat can drive off water, the forces holding it are weakSome hydrates remove water from the air to form hydrates- these are called hygroscopic