Published: | Updated: May 31, 2018

Definition - What does Solute mean?

A solute is a substance that is dissolved in a solution or in a mixture. Sometimes, a solute is called a substance. While preparing a solution or any type of mixture, there are three components involved: the solute, the solvent and the resulting solution. A solute is dissolved in a solvent, and one or more solvents or solutes form a solution.

Corrosionpedia explains Solute

In chemical and non-chemical settings, the three components (solute, solvent and solution) have a relationship between them. Solutions are required for coatings and paints, among other substances.

A solvent is a component that dissolves solutes. A solvent can be in solid, liquid or gaseous form. A solution may have more than one solute at a time, and just like a solvent, a solute can also be in solid, liquid or gaseous form.

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