Q. Consider the following statements:
1.The component of the solution that dissolves the other component in it is called the solute.
2.The component of the solution that is dissolved in the solvent is called the solvent.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: D
Notes:

Explanation: A solution has a solvent and a solute as its components. The component of the solution that dissolves the other component in it (usually the component present in larger amount) is called the solvent.

The component of the solution that is dissolved in the solvent (usually present in lesser quantity) is called the solute.

Source: Science NCERT 9th Class