Atoms and Molecules

Molecules and Chemical Bonds

What’s a solvent?

In chemistry, a solvent is a liquid (though it can be a gas or a solid, but forget about that for now) that other chemicals are dissolved in. These other chemicals can be called the solute. The solute and the solvent can together be called a solution. Take salt water: water is the solvent, salt is the solute, and we can refer to the salt water as a solution.


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