Q: Is solvent usually a liquid but can also be a solid or a gas? ¶
Q: Are solvents flammable or highly flammable? ¶
A: Yes, and depending on their volatility.
Q: Are solvents used up quickly? ¶
A: Yes, they are more of a problem in laboratories which may take years to finish a single bottle.
Q: Is solvent an acceptable predictor of the solvent's ability to dissolve common ionic compounds? ¶
A: Yes, such as salts.
Q: Are solvents diisopropyl ether? ¶
A: Yes, but all ethers are considered to be potential peroxide sources.
Q: Are solvents often refluxed with an appropriate desiccant prior to distillation to remove water? ¶
Q: Are solvents in dry cleaning , as paint thinners , as nail polish removers and glue solvents , in spot removers , in detergents and in perfumes? ¶
A: Yes, Water is a solvent for polar molecules and the most common solvent used by living things; all the ions and proteins in a cell are dissolved in water within a cell.
Q: Are solvents grouped into non-polar? ¶
A: Yes, and polar aprotic, and polar protic solvents and ordered by increasing polarity.
Q: Are solvents used by chemists to carry out chemical reactions or observe chemical and biological phenomena? ¶
A: Yes, and more specific measures of polarity are required.
Q: Are solvents known or suspected to be cataractogenic? ¶
A: Yes, and greatly increasing the risk of developing cataracts in the lens of the eye.
Q: Are solvents the boiling point? ¶