Thursday, October 25, 2012




  • Solute is a component of a solution: in a solution, the dissolving substance is called a solvent whereas the dissolved substance is called a solute.
  • The term solute means it used for materials that are chemically dissolved in water.
  • This includes materials such as calcium, chloride, sodium, potassium, magnesium, silica, and carbonate, which are often in relatively large concentrations.
  • Water is the solvent  in which the solutes, such as salts and organic molecules.
  • Solute is the part of a solution that dissolves in the solvent.

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