Insoluble Definition

What Does Insoluble Mean?

beaker full of water
Some substances may be insoluble in some cases; for example, water is insoluble in alcohol, but it is soluble in acid. Brian Edgar/Flickr/CC 2.0 SA

Insoluble Definition:

Incapable of dissolving in a solvent. It is rare for absolutely no solute to dissolve at all.

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Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Insoluble Definition." ThoughtCo, Feb. 10, 2017, thoughtco.com/definition-of-insoluble-604534. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2017, February 10). Insoluble Definition. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-insoluble-604534 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Insoluble Definition." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-insoluble-604534 (accessed December 13, 2017).