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What Is a Solvent in Science?

A solvent is a substance that is proportionally greater by volume or mass than the substance it dissolves, which is called the solute.  Solvents can be a gas, a liquid, a supercritical fluid, or even a solid substance. A combination of solvent and dissolved solute is a homogeneous mixture known as a solution. Many industrial processes require one or more...

The Science Behind Hydrochloric Acid

Hydrochloric acid (HCl) is a naturally occuring acid that’s produced in the stomachs of mammals to aid digestion. In humans, it’s found in the gastric juice, a.k.a. stomach acid, where it helps to break down food. But HCl is also produced industrially by dissolving gaseous hydrogen chlorine in water. As a corrosive and acidic solution, hydrochloric acid has several...