Definition of Dissolving agent
1. Noun. A liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances. "The solvent does not change its state in forming a solution"
Specialized synonyms: Acetone, Dimethyl Ketone, Propanone, Chlorobenzene, Carbolic Acid, Hydroxybenzene, Oxybenzene, Phenol, Phenylic Acid, Carbon Tet, Carbon Tetrachloride, Perchloromethane, Tetrachloromethane, Hexane, Menstruum, Naphtha, Remover, Alcahest, Alkahest, Universal Solvent, Methylbenzene, Toluene, Xylene, Xylol
Generic synonyms: Medium
Derivative terms: Dissolve, Dissolve, Dissolve, Resolve, Solvate, Solvate
Dissolving Agent Pictures
Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Dissolving Agent Images
Lexicographical Neighbors of Dissolving Agent
Literary usage of Dissolving agent
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Microbiology: A Text-book of Microörganisms, General and Applied by Charles E. Marshall (1921)
"A true solution, composed of two substances, may have one substance regarded as that dissolved and the other as the dissolving agent. ..."
2. The American Chemist by Charles Frederick Chandler (1873)
"Green flux is formed of three distinct parts; glass or dissolving agent, to which lime may be added ; fluor-spar, ..."
3. Descriptive Mineralogy by William Shirley Bayley (1917)
"Water containing gases or traces of salts is usually a more efficient dissolving agent than pure water. When the gases are lost, or the salts are decomposed ..."
4. Journal by Iron and Steel Institute, Ontario Mining Institute (1902)
"The differentiation may be explained by a movement of dissolved constituents in a dissolving agent. The chemical composition of the two must continually ..."
5. Southern Literary Messenger (1849)
"To be sure, by the use of alcohol instead of water, as a dissolving agent, the sugar is separated from the ferments and protected from all alteration. ..."
6. Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal (1821)
"The dissolving agent, therefore, in the artificial digestion, can proceed no further in its action after the change which we have supposed has, taken place. ..."
7. A Manual of Pharmacology and Its Applications to Therapeutics and Toxicology by Torald Hermann Sollmann (1922)
"They may be grouped according to the dissolving agent: 1. Emulsions: turbid, brownish liquids, yielding turbid suspensions with water. Prepared with: 2. ..."