How can a solvent dissolve a solute?
Before we start giving out examples, let define a two terms.
An example of this is the water (universal solvent) that dissolve salt (the solute). When mixing water with salt, you no longer see the salt particles anymore, which is a homogeneous mixture. A homogeneous mixture is a mixture made up of particles that are uniformly distributed meaning that they look the same (example: apple sauce)