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Sub Image2:Macro to Micro Structures
1) Atoms and Molecules2) Macro to Micro Structures 3) Energetics and Dynamics 4) Theory and Practice in Chemical Systems 5) Chemical Design 6) The Chemistry of Life 7) Chemistry and the Environment
8) Chemistry at the Interface

Unit 7.2 Solutions
Understanding the chemistry of aqueous solutions is important in understanding water quality environmental issues. In this section a class explores the solubility of substances in water.
Video program cues: 5:05-16:20

About water

"I do the water cycle in September. I tie it into solutions and how water is a universal solvent, and has things dissolve in it. There’s a lot of chemistry in just water."

Lisa Morine
Watkins Mill High School, Maryland


  • This site is devoted to a "Cyber Field Trip Teaching Guide - Water World: The Blue Planet" based on a Scientific American Frontiers program from 1999. Procedures for water quality studies are included.

Tabbutt, F.D. (2000)' Water: A Powerful Theme for an Interdisciplinary Course, 'Journal of Chemical Education, Vol. 77, No. 12, pp: 1594-1592.

Solubility class activity

Al DeGennaro classifies different compounds by their solubilities. The concepts of precipitates and insolubility are thus related.



Aroti, A., Leontidis, E. (2001)' Simultaneous Determination of the Ionization Constant and the Solubility of Sparingly Soluble Drug Substances. A Physical Chemistry Experiment, 'Journal of Chemical Education, Vol. 78, No. 6, pp: 786-788.

Raviolo, Andres. (2001) Assessing Students' Conceptual Understanding of Solubility Equilibrium Journal of Chemical Education, Vol 78, no. 5, pp: 629-631

Letcher, T. M.; Battino, R. (2001) An Introduction to the Understanding of Solubility Journal of Chemical Education, Vol 78, no. 1, pp: 103-121

Brown, Pamela. (2001) Understanding Solubility through Excel Spreadsheets Journal of Chemical Education. (2001) vol. 78 No.2, pp: 268-270.

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