In water, sugar is more soluble than salt. The maximum concentration of salt in water, at 20 degrees Celsius, is 35.7 grams per 100 milliliters. The maximum concentration of sugar in water, at 20 degrees Celsius, is 179 grams per 100 milliliters.
It is possible to dissolve five times more sugar than salt in the same volume of water. The saturation point of the solution occurs when the maximum concentration of the solution has been reached. As the temperature increases, the saturation point of the solution increases for both sugar and salt. The saturation point increases more rapidly for sugar than for salt.