In ocean water is salt a solvent or a solute?

1 Answer
Jul 9, 2017


Recall that

  • a solvent is the substance that dissolves other substances, and is usually present in the greatest amount

  • a solute is a substance that is dissolved by a solvent, and is present in lower amounts than the solvent usually.

Salt is obviously the substance being dissolved...

Salt can be dissolved in any type of water really, (like homemade salt water!)