# What are some examples of a solute?

The solute is the substance that gets dissolved in a solution. So, in the case of sodium chloride or table salt, it will get dissolved in a very familiar solvent, such as water $\left({H}_{2} O\right)$.
Carbonated water is water with $C {O}_{2}$ dissolved in it. It can be partly acidic though, since aqueous carbon dioxide will react with more water molecules to form carbonic acid $\left({H}_{2} C {O}_{3}\right)$, which is responsible for the acidity of the drink. Luckily, it is a weak acid, so not a lot of harm will be done to the body once ingested.