chapter  7
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Solubility in Water

Solubility in water is one of the most important physical chemical properties of a substance, having numerous applications to the prediction of its fate and its effects in the environment. It is a direct measurement of hydrophobicity, i.e., the tendency of water to “exclude” the substance from solution. It can be viewed as the maximum concentration which an aqueous solution will tolerate before the onset of phase separation.