A solvent is a substance that dissolves a solute, resulting in a solution.

In chemistry, a solution is a special type of homogeneous mixture composed of two or more substances.

In physics, a charged particle is a particle with an electric charge.

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A solvent is usually a liquid but can also be a solid or a gas.

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The quantity of solute that can dissolve in a specific volume of solvent varies with temperature.

A temperature is an objective comparative measure of hot or cold.


Common uses for organic solvents are in dry cleaning, as paint thinners, as nail polish removers and glue solvents, in spot removers, in detergents and in perfumes.

Perfume is a mixture of fragrant essential oils or aroma compounds, fixatives and solvents, used to give the human body, animals, food, objects, and living-spaces an agreeable scent.

Dry cleaning is any cleaning process for clothing and textiles using a chemical solvent other than water.

A paint thinner is a solvent used to thin oil-based paints or clean up after their use.


Water is a solvent for polar molecules and the most common solvent used by living things; all the ions and proteins in a cell are dissolved in water within a cell.

A molecule is an electrically neutral group of two or more atoms held together by chemical bonds.


Solvents find various applications in chemical, pharmaceutical, oil, and gas industries, including in chemical syntheses and purification processes.

An oil is any neutral, nonpolar chemical substance that is a viscous liquid at ambient temperatures and is both hydrophobic and lipophilic.

A pharmaceutical drug is a drug used to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent disease.

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