What is a Solvent? - Definition & Examples


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Which of the following describes a solvent?

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1. Which phase is MOST common for solvents?

2. Which solvent is known as the universal solvent?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Gauge your understanding of what affects a substance's solubility and rate of solution in this quiz and worksheet combo. Practice problems assess your knowledge of solvent characteristics as well as your understanding of the terms solution, solubility and universal solvent.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your ability to:

  • Understand the term solvent
  • Recall the definitions of solubility and universal solvent
  • Know rate of solution
  • Identify factors that affect solubility

Skills Practiced

In this assessment students will practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related chemistry lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as solvent and universal solvent
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the characteristics of a solvent

Additional Learning

To learn more about solvents, review the accompanying lesson titled What Is A Solvent? - Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the characteristics of solvents
  • Define solubility and solute concentration
  • Examine the relationship of temperature to solvents
  • Understand solute polarity