Solvent

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Solvent Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem; "they were trying to find a peaceful solution"; "the answers were in the back of the book"; "he computed the result to four decimal places"
  • a liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances; "the solvent does not change its state in forming a solution"
  • capable of meeting financial obligations

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  • a liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances; "the solvent does not change its state in forming a solution" ,
  • a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem; "they were trying to find a peaceful solution"; "the answers were in the back of the book"; "he computed the result to four decimal places"

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Solvent Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A solvent is a liquid that becomes a solution by dissolving a solid, liquid, or gaseous solute. The most common solvent in everyday life is water.

Most other commonly-used solvents are organic (carbon-containing) chemicals. These are called organic solvents. Solvents usually have a low boiling point and evaporate easily or can be removed by distillation, thereby leaving the dissolved substance behind. Solvents should therefore not react chemically with the dissolved compounds - they have to be inert. Solvents can also be used to extract soluble compounds from a mixture, the most common example is the brewing of coffee or tea with hot water. Solvents are usually clear and colorless liquids and many have a characteristic smell. The concentration of a solution is the amount of compound that is dissolved in a certain volume of solvent. The solubility is the maximal amount of compound that is soluble in a certain volume of solvent at a specified temperature.



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  • Solvent extractors push to curb sale of loose edible oil
    To safeguard the interest of consumers, the Solvent Extractors' Association of India has urged the Centre and various state governments, including Punjab, to discourage the sale of loose edible oil and stringent punishment for violators. Read more on this news related to 'Solvent'
  • Research and Markets: Solvent Markets in China 2015 - Alcohols, Aliphatic Hydrocarbons, Ketones, Ethers, Esters ...
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  • Europe Solvent Borne Coating and Additives Market is Poised to Reach the Revenue of $792.55 Million by 2018 - A Report ...
    The Solvent Borne Coating Additives Market in Europe expands - demand from construction sector accelerates http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/europe-solvent-borne-coating-additives-8592190077.html (PRWeb January 07, 2015) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/solvent-borne-coating/market/prweb12428461.htm Read more on this news related to 'Solvent'

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