would like to ask about a question that I came across in one of my assessment books. Appreciate the help that I can get.
Qns: In an investigation, two substances X and Y of the same mass are dissolved in the same volume of water. It is found that X dissolves faster than Y. Which of the following graphs correctly shows the solubility of the substances against time in this investigation?
The answer given is A.
I would like to ask why is that so. Intuitively, I would think that the solubility would be a constant since solubility is defined as "the maximum amount of solute that will dissolve in a given volume of solvent at a given temperature and pressure", therefore it will not change with time as the solute is dissolving.
Even if we're talking about rate of dissolving here, shouldn't the rate be decreasing, as when a higher concentration of particles are dissociated, there would be more of the dissociated particles in the solvent which will shift the equilibrium to the left?
Thanks for all your help!