Problem: What is the difference between a solvent and a solute?

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We´re asked to explain the difference between a solvent and a solute.


Solutions are homogeneous mixtures that result from the dissolving of a solute on a solvent.


In the theory of “likes” dissolving “likes” the solvent can only completely dissolve the solute if they share similar polarity.

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What is the difference between a solvent and a solute?

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