In a solution what is the solvent?

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Jan 7, 2017

The dispersing medium, i.e. usually the component of the solution that is in excess.........


A solution is a homogeneous mixture of two or more substances. Solid-solid, solid-liquid, liquid-gas, gas-gas solutions are all possible. The air we breathe is clearly a solution; what are its components?

Most of the time, we deal with aqueous solutions, in which water, by virtue of its low molecular mass, and high density is the solvent.