In this 13 weeks, we are going to explore the topic of dissolution. We are going to understand ” Why do some things dissolve in a solvent, for example, water, and others do not” . This brings us to the question “ Is there a universal solvent ? ” and we will attempt to understand and hopefully explain some of the things we experience in our every lives. However, ultimately we hope to use this concept to explain the bigger and more significant issues in our everyday lives. This includes how do medicines/drugs work and how do dissolution of pollutants cause environmental problems (e.g oil spills). We see this topic as highly relevant and applicable to our everyday lives and we hope you will see it that way too through our short 13 weeks of discussion!