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'Water is the Universal Solvent'. Comment. - Chemistry

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'Water is the universal solvent'. Comment.

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Water dissolves many substances forming an aqueous solution. It can dissolve solids, liquids and gases. When a solid dissolves in water, the solid is the solute, the water is the solvent and the resultant liquid is the solution. So, it is said that water is a universal solvent. In other words, water can dissolve nearly every substance. 

Concept: Water as a Compound and as a Universal Solvent
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Selina Concise Science Chemistry 1 Class 9 ICSE
Chapter 3 Water
Exercise 3 (A) | Q 4 | Page 36
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