How do solutes and solvents interact?

1 Answer
Mar 2, 2016

Solutes are solids that are able to be dissolve in a solvent. The solvent is the liquid that dissolve the solute.


When a solute is placed in a solvent, the concentrated solute begins to slowly break apart into tiny pieces.

The molecules of the solvent began to move out of the way in order to make room for the molecules of solute.

This interaction continues until both the solute and the solvent has equal concentration throughout.