Chemistry (4th Edition)

Published by McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
ISBN 10: 0078021529
ISBN 13: 978-0-07802-152-7

Chapter 4 - Questions and Problems - Page 176: 4.1


A solution is a homogeneous mixture of two or more substances. A solvent is a liquid that dissolves other substances usually called solutes, and the solvent consists of the main part of a solution. A solute is a substance dissolved in a solvent, and consists of the smaller part of a solution.

Work Step by Step

The combination between a solvent and a solute forms a solution. For example, when we dissolve sugar (solid substance) in a liquid such as water, then sugar is the solute and water is the solvent to yield an aqueous solution.
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