Solvent

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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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  • Major RF Supplier Chooses ClassOne Spray Solvent Tools
    KALISPELL, Mont., Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ClassOne Technology just announced a five-unit order for its next generation of batch-processing spray solvent tools, the Trident™ SST. "This customer was particularly interested in the advanced Deluge technology used in the new Trident SSTs," said Win Carpenter, ClassOne's Executive Vice President. Read more on this news related to 'Solvent'
  • RX For Revisionist Bunkum: A Lehman Bailout Wouldn’t Have Saved The Economy
    Submitted by David Stockman via Contra Corner blog , Here come the revisionists with new malarkey about the 2008 financial crisis. No less august a forum than the New York Times today carries a front page piece by journeyman financial reporter James Stewart suggesting that Lehman Brothers was solvent; could and should have been bailed out; and that the entire t Read more on this news related to 'Solvent'
  • Axalta Cromax Mosaic 3.5 Solvent Basecoat Compatibility Expands to Increase Paint System Choices
    Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, announced additional approved Cromax® Mosaic™ paint systems that combine select Cromax® brand National Rule, which requires coating manufacturers and importers to limit the VOC content of automobile refinish coatings, undercoats and clearcoats for use with Cromax Mosaic 3.5 solven Read more on this news related to 'Solvent'

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