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What is "Solvent" - Definition & Explanation
Last Updated on: 05-Apr-2023 (1 year, 1 month, 24 days ago)
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Solvent
Chemically, a substance that dissolves other substances, thus forming a solution. Water dissolves more substances than any other, and is known as the "universal solvent". In upholstery, solvent generally refers to hydrocarbon solvents such as petroleum distillates used for cleaning fabric with cleaning code S. Other common solvents are mineral spirits, naphtha, other petroleum distillates, ketones & alcohols.

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