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.