# Chemistry

If coffee powder is dissolved in hot water, which is the solute, which is the solvent? HOW DO YOU KNOW?

I know coffee is solute and water is solvent but how do I know? Iunno.

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1. HOw do i know the solute and solvent of an alloy?

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2. generally, if there is a liquid and solid, we term the solid the solute, and the liquid the solvent.

If in an alloy, we use the term solute for the minor component.

Now in the case of miscible materials, there is no rule when the proportions are approximatly equal, as you point out, it makes not much sense.

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