Solute, Solvent and Solution

If a substance dissolves in a liquid, it is called a solute and the liquid is called the solvent. The resulting mixture is called a solution.

Solute + Solvent = Solution


Solute Solid which dissolves
Solvent Liquid which does the dissolving
Solution Solute + solvent
Saturated solution A solution which will dissolve no more solute.
Soluble substance A substance that will dissolve in a solvent.
Insoluble substance A substance that will not dissolve in a solvent

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