What Does Dilute Mean in Chemistry?

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Dilute solutions contain more solvent than solute. Steve McAlister/Getty Images

solution containing a relatively small quantity of solute as compared with the amount of solvent. This term is the opposite of 'concentrated'.

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Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "What Does Dilute Mean in Chemistry?" ThoughtCo, Aug. 25, 2020, thoughtco.com/definition-of-dilute-604431. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2020, August 25). What Does Dilute Mean in Chemistry? Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-dilute-604431 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "What Does Dilute Mean in Chemistry?" ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-dilute-604431 (accessed October 17, 2021).