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Why Is Water the Universal Solvent?

By January 2, 2014

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Water may be called the universal solvent. (Getty Images)Water is known as the "universal solvent." More chemicals dissolve in water than in any other solvent. Have you ever wondered what property of water makes it such a good solvent or what chemicals won't dissolve in water? Read the answer.

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