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  • n. A complex formed by the attachment of solvent molecules to that of a solute
  • v. To form such a complex upon solution

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In physical chemistry, a term suggested to denote supposed compounds of one or more molecules of a solvent either with the ions or with the un-dissociated molecules of a dissolved substance: if the solvent is water, these compounds are called hydrates.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. cause a solvation in (a substance)
  • n. a compound formed by solvation (the combination of solvent molecules with molecules or ions of the solute)
  • v. undergo solvation or convert into a solvate


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