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Since saturated solutions are equilibriums...

  1. Jan 21, 2016 #1

    TT0

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    Since saturated solutions are equilibriums, why does adding more salt into the solution not increase the amount of dissolved salt? Le Chatelier's principle state that if there is a change in a equilibrium, the equilibrium moves to counteract the change. I know my statement is wrong but I don't know why because it fits with the principle fine (I think).
     
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  3. Jan 21, 2016 #2

    Borek

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    Activity of the solid is always 1, it doesn't depend on the solid amount.
     
  4. Jan 21, 2016 #3

    TT0

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    I see thanks
     
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