Definition of Solvent. Meaning of Solvent. Synonyms of Solvent

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Definition of Solvent

Solvent
Solvent Sol"vent, n. (Chem.) A substance (usually liquid) suitable for, or employed in, solution, or in dissolving something; as, water is the appropriate solvent of most salts, alcohol of resins, ether of fats, and mercury or acids of metals, etc. 2. That which resolves; as, a solvent of mystery.
Solvent
Solvent Sol"vent (s[o^]l"vent), a. [L. solvens, p. pr. of solvere. See Solvable.] 1. Having the power of dissolving; dissolving; as, a solvent fluid. ``the solvent body.' --Boyle. 2. Able or sufficient to pay all just debts; as, a solvent merchant; the estate is solvent.

Meaning of Solvent from wikipedia

- A solvent (from the Latin solvō, "loosen, untie, solve") is a substance that dissolves a solute, resulting in a solution. A solvent is usually a liquid...
- textiles using a solvent other than water. Dry cleaning still involves liquid, but clothes are instead soaked in a water-free liquid solvent (usually non-polar...
- Universal solvent may refer to: Water, described as the "universal solvent" for its ability to dissolve many substances Alkahest, a hypothetical solvent able...
- An aqueous solution is a solution in which the solvent is water. It is mostly shown in chemical equations by appending (aq) to the relevant chemical formula...
- substance dissolved in another substance, known as a solvent. If the attractive forces between the solvent and solute particles are greater than the attractive...
- describes the interaction of a solvent with dissolved molecules. Both ionized and uncharged molecules interact strongly with a solvent, and the strength and nature...
- Look up solvent or solvency in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Solvent may refer to: Solvent, a liquid that dissolves another material Solvent (producer)...
- a common organic solvent in painting. There are also terms for specific kinds of white spirit, including Stoddard solvent and solvent naphtha (petroleum)...
- on the plate, which is eluted with a solvent or solvent mixture known as the mobile phase (or eluent). This solvent then moves up the plate via capillary...
- substance, the solute, to form a solution with another substance, the solvent. Insolubility is the opposite property, the inability of the solute to...