- the substance dissolved in a given solution.
Origin of solute
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If the solute dissociates into ions, the reason for this becomes clear.An Elementary Study of Chemistry
At Solute, for instance, we have vast refuse heaps of bones of animals.The Prehistoric World
E. A. Allen
(a) The weight of solute dissolved in 100 grammes of the solvent.
(b) The weight of solute present in 100 grammes of the solution.
(c) The weight of solute dissolved in a litre of the solvent.
- the component of a solution that changes its state in forming the solution or the component that is not present in excess; the substance that is dissolved in another substanceCompare solvent
- botany rare loose or unattached; free
Word Origin for solute
Word Origin and History for solute
1890, "dissolved," from Latin solutus, past participle of solvere (see solve). In botany, "free, not adhering" (1760).
- A substance dissolved in another substance, usually the component of a solution present in the lesser amount.
- A substance that is dissolved in another substance (a solvent), forming a solution.