What are solutes and solvents?
The component which is dissolved in the solvent is called solute.
It is usually present in less quantity.
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.
In a solution of sugar and water, water dissolves the sugar
So water is solvent