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Reagent vs. Solvent

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Reagentnoun

(chemistry) A compound or mixture of compounds used to treat materials, samples, other compounds or reactants in a laboratory or sometimes an industrial setting.

Solventnoun

A liquid that dissolves a solid, liquid, or gaseous solute, resulting in a solution.

Reagentnoun

A substance capable of producing with another a reaction, especially when employed to detect the presence of other bodies; a test.

Solventnoun

That which resolves.

‘a solvent of mystery’;

Reagentnoun

a chemical agent for use in chemical reactions

Solventadjective

Able to pay all debts as they become due, and having no more liabilities than assets.

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Reagent

A reagent is a substance or compound added to a system to cause a chemical reaction, or added to test if a reaction occurs. The terms reactant and reagent are often used interchangeably—however, a reactant is more specifically a substance consumed in the course of a chemical reaction.

Solventadjective

Having the power of dissolving; causing solution.

Solventadjective

Having the power of dissolving; dissolving; as, a solvent fluid.

Solventadjective

Able or sufficient to pay all just debts; as, a solvent merchant; the estate is solvent.

Solventnoun

A substance (usually liquid) suitable for, or employed in, solution, or in dissolving something; as, water is the appropriate solvent of most salts, alcohol of resins, ether of fats, and mercury or acids of metals, etc.

Solventnoun

That which resolves; as, a solvent of mystery.

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Solventnoun

a liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances;

‘the solvent does not change its state in forming a solution’;

Solventnoun

a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem;

‘they were trying to find a peaceful solution’; ‘the answers were in the back of the book’; ‘he computed the result to four decimal places’;

Solventadjective

capable of meeting financial obligations

Solvent

A solvent (from the Latin solvō, ) is a substance that dissolves a solute, resulting in a solution. A solvent is usually a liquid but can also be a solid, a gas, or a supercritical fluid.

‘loosen, untie, solve’;

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