Question #1c559

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Jul 15, 2016

Answer:

Salt is a solute.

Explanation:

The thing to remember about solutions is that they are made by dissolving one or more solutes in a solvent.

In other words, the substance that is being dissolved is called a solute and the substance that does the dissolving is called the solvent.

For a given solution, a quick way to identify the solute and the solvent is by looking at the amounts of each component of the solution. The substance that is present in the largest amount will be your solvent and the substance that is present in the smaller amount will be your solute.

My own work

In the case of ocean water, you have much, much more water than salt, which means that water will be your solvent and salt will be your solute.