Origin of solutefrom Classical Latin solutus, past participle of solvere, to loosen: see solve
This tablet is a solute substance.
An example of a solute is sugar dissolving in hot water.
Origin of soluteFrom Middle English loose, porous from Latin solūtus past participle of solvere to loosen ; see leu- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more solute, superlative most solute)
(third-person singular simple present solutes, present participle soluting, simple past and past participle soluted)
From Latin solutus.
- If each molecule of the solute combines with a certain number of molecules of the solvent in such a way as to render them inactive for evaporation, we get a lowering of vapour pressure.
- There must, then, be a relation between the rate of change of the concentration and the osmotic pressure gradient, and thus we may consider the osmotic pressure gradient as a force driving the solute through a viscous medium.
- The quantity of substance, or solute, which a given quantity of liquid or solvent will dissolve in presence of excess of the solute measures the solubility of the solute in the given solvent in the conditions of temperature and pressure.
- On the fundamental hypotheses of the molecular theory, Value we must regard a solution as composed of a number osmotic of separate particles of solute, scattered through- p out the solvent.
- The theoretical value for the depression of the freezing point of a dilute solution per gramme-equivalent of solute per litre is 1857° C. Completely ionized solutions of salts with two ions should give double this number or 3.714°, while electrolytes with three ions should have a value of 5.57°.