What are solutes and solvents?


The component which is dissolved in the solvent is called solute.

It is usually present in less quantity.


Example -

In a solution of sugar and water, sugar is dissolved

So sugar is solute.



The component of a solution which dissolves the other component in itself is called solvent.

It is normally present in larger quantities.


Example -

In a solution of sugar and water, water dissolves the sugar

So water is solvent

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