Solution, Solute, Solvent -Differences for Kids

Understanding Solution and its different elements

Solution: A solution forms when a substance dissolves or breaks apart into another substance.

Solute: The substance that dissolves to form a solution is called a solute.

Solvent: The substance in which a solute will dissolve is called a solvent.


Example of Solution, Solute and Solvent:

In a sugar-water solution, sugar is the solute and water are the solvent.

The water dissolves the sugar.

Another example is saltwater solution. The substance that dissolves in water is table salt. Salt is a solute in this case and it dissolves in water to form a saltwater (a solvent) solution.

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