Home > Chemistry > Detail
search_icon
Question

Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate) have a solubility of 26.2 grams. If you dissolved 26.0 grams of Epsom salts in 100 g of water at 20 degrees Celsius, what type of solution would this be? supersaturated solution equilibrium solution saturated solution unsaturated solution

Answer

The solution is unsaturated. Explanation: According to the given information, the solubility of Epsom salts is 26.2 grams. Solubility refers to the maximum amount of solute that can be dissolved in 100 grams of water. A solution is considered saturated when the amount of solute reaches its solubility limit. However, if the concentration of solute is lower than the solubility limit, it is known as an unsaturated solution. In this case, the solubility limit is 26.2 grams, and if we dissolve 26 grams of Epsom salt in 100 grams of water, the solute concentration is less than the solubility limit, which means the solution is unsaturated.