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Extensive Solubility in Solids (as in not intensive)

  1. Apr 10, 2012 #1
    I am trying to understand the concept of extensive solubility. Generally, solubility is supposed to be an intensive property because it is a material property independent of size, quantity, length, etc. I am having trouble finding a definition for extensive solubility though.

    So far, I have found articles that allude to extensive solubility having to do with atom size. Evidently extensive solubility takes place when dissimilar atoms are nearly the same size. And I have seen extensive solubility referred to in several other journal articles.

    But I still cannot find a description for what extensive solubility actually is, or what conditions promote extensive solubility. Can someone please shed some light on the subject?

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