equilibrium solubility

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equilibrium solubility

[‚ē·kwə′lib·rē·əm ‚säl·yə′bil·əd·ē]
(physical chemistry)
The maximum solubility of one material in another (for example, water in hydrocarbons) for specified conditions of temperature and pressure.
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It can be seen that the filled polymers absorb more gas when the polymer samples reach the solubility equilibrium.
Other features different from those carried out with the spherical polymer are: a) oxetane polymer to solvent ratio is much higher so that the solubility equilibrium is reached before all the polymer is dissolved, b) agitation is achieved by placing the transparent vessel in a shaker apparatus, in which the resulting hydrodynamics are different from those with the spherical oxetane polymer, where a magnetic stirrer was used.
The assumption of solubility equilibrium at the solid/liquid interface was validated by comparing the equilibrium solubility parameters obtained from the model on the basis of best fit with the experimental equilibrium solubility values where the difference was found to be at most 1%.