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- Nonaqueous Solvents
- Basic solvents
- Acidic solvents
- Aprotic solvents
- Amphiprotic solvents
- Chemical behavior
- Organic Solvents
- Hazardous properties
- Environmental pollution
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By convention, the component present in the greatest proportion in a homogeneous mixture of pure substances (solutions). Components of mixtures present in minor proportions are called solutes. Thus, technically, homogeneous mixtures are possible with liquids, solids, or gases dissolved in liquids; solids in solids; and gases in gases. In common practice this terminology is applied mostly to liquid mixtures for which the solvent is a liquid and the solute can be a liquid, solid, or gas. See also: Solution
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