Problem: Bronze is a solid solution of Cu(s) and Sn(s); solutions of metals like this that are solids are called alloys. There is a range of compositions over which the solution is considered a bronze. Bronzes are stronger and harder than either copper or tin alone.A 160.0-g sample of a certain bronze is 90.0% copper by mass and 10.0% tin. Which metal can be called the solvent, and which the solute?

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Solute → the smaller amount in the solution; being dissolved in the solvent

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Bronze is a solid solution of Cu(s) and Sn(s); solutions of metals like this that are solids are called alloys. There is a range of compositions over which the solution is considered a bronze. Bronzes are stronger and harder than either copper or tin alone.

A 160.0-g sample of a certain bronze is 90.0% copper by mass and 10.0% tin. Which metal can be called the solvent, and which the solute?

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