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Determine the solvent and solute in the following :
a) carat 14 gold
b) gaseous drinking ( pepsi for ex.)

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  1. You generally assign the larger number to the solvent and the smaller number to the solute.
    14k Au is 14/24 pure or about 58% Au. It is alloyed with Cu, Ag, or some other metal to make it harder. So I would call Au the solvent and Cu/Ag as the solute.

    In a pepsi, the CO2 is the solute and rest of it is the solvent.

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  2. Copper is the solute and Gold is the solvent.

    Carbon dioxide is the solute and flavoured (coloured) water (drinks) is the solvent.

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