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Problem: A mixture is prepared by dissolving 2g of KCl in 100g of H2O. In this mixture, H2O is the ______. A) solute. B) solvent. C) solution. D) solid. E) ionic compound.

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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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A mixture is prepared by dissolving 2g of KCl in 100g of H2O. In this mixture, H2O is the ______. 

A) solute. 

B) solvent. 

C) solution. 

D) solid. 

E) ionic compound.

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