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Solvent

Definition

noun

(Science: Chemistry)

1. A liquid in which substances (or solutes) are dissolved forming a solution.

2. In a solution, the solvent is the one that is usually present in greater amount than the solute.


Supplement

The most widely used solvent is water since it dissolves many substances; hence, it is regarded as the ‘universal solvent’.


Word origin: French, from Latin solvēns, present participle of solvere, to loosen.
Related forms: solvency (noun), solvently (adverb).
Compare: solute
See also: solution, water


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Re: 2.5 M glycine crystallized

... overnight might be enough. If not, a 37C water bath might work. Autoclaving is very likely to do the job -- be sure to use the liquid cycle. Solvent collisions can shake the molecules off the crystals, the question is how energetic the collisions should be.

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by jonmoulton
Fri Jun 20, 2014 2:45 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: 2.5 M glycine crystallized
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Views: 480

Animal Intersections, Parallel Roads, Alternating Road Usage

obviously, otherwise you couldn't write about road 5 miles away... what's with the solvent?

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by JackBean
Sun May 11, 2014 6:45 pm
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Animal Intersections, Parallel Roads, Alternating Road Usage
Replies: 3
Views: 687

Re: Animal Intersections, Parallel Roads, Alternating Road Usage

Yes, I'm American. I was born in Oregon. If a solvent is made that can be put in SUV tanks that increases gas mileage, would that not be good? There are already millions of SUV's in operation. Now certainly it would also be a good idea to begin ...

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by davidelkins777
Sun May 04, 2014 10:45 pm
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Animal Intersections, Parallel Roads, Alternating Road Usage
Replies: 3
Views: 687

Re: Are carbohydrates hydrophobic?

... of glucose, are not soluble in water and serve as energy-storing molecules. (“Carbohydrates” (2)). The polarity of water makes it a “universal solvent”. Its components have a slight electrical charge that makes possible the dissolution of ions. Many authors state that if water didn’t have its ...

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by HectorEnriquezC
Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:36 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Are carbohydrates hydrophobic?
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Views: 14032

mock control

I think that depends solely on your experiment. Probably treatment with solvent.

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by JackBean
Mon May 13, 2013 11:14 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: mock control
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