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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  • US Solvents Market
    A robust recovery in US construction spending along with the continued rebound in manufacturing output will drive advances in US solvent demand at a greater than one percent annual pace through 2018. Strength in both nonresidential and residential building construction will stimulate not only direct solvent use in construction related activities, but also increase Read more on this news related to 'Solvent'
  • Petrosonic Signs Collaboration and Development Agreement With Industry Expert, Western Research Institute
    Plant Profitability Can Increase Substantially as Process is Improved and Simplified Through Use of Less Costly Solvent CALGARY, AB, CANADA / ACCESSWIRE / October 2, 2014 / Petrosonic Energy, Inc. (OTCQB: ... Read more on this news related to 'Solvent'
  • Is the Social Security trust fund solvent?
    Learn why the Social Security trust fund does not actually hold any money and how its solvency relies on the U.S. government's ability to pay back IOUs. Read more on this news related to 'Solvent'

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