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I have trouble understanding what solubility means. Merriam-Webster defines it as follows: 1 the quality or state of being soluble 2 the amount of a substance that will dissolve in a given amount of another substance

For this discussion, the "other substance" of #2 will be water. I know that solubility can be represented in g/L (which can be converted in mol/L). Furthermore, when the concentrantion of a solute is equal to its solubility, the solution is said to be "saturated". Now, my first question is what it means for a substance to be sparingly soluble? From what I understand, the will always be a certain quantity of a solute, however small, such that when I put it in water it will be dissolved.

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