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Rubbing alcohol is a solution of 70 percent alcohol and 30 percent water. In the alcohol solution, which is the solute and which is the solvent? Explain.

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    In miscible compounds, the term solute and solvent have no specific meaning. Most would call the water the solvent, but some would argue this ad infinitum. There are more important things in chemistry.

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    well, water can be frezzed, and rubbing alcohol cant. Also, rubbing alcohol's density is greater than water. So the alcochol would be the solvent and water would be the solute.

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