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What is tincture of iodine? Identify the solute and solvent in it.


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Iodine tincture:

  • Iodine tincture is considered an antiseptic.
  • 2-3% per cent solution in alcohol-water mixture is known as tincture of iodine.
  • Ethanol is usually taken as the alcohol.

Solute and solvent:

  • In tincture of iodine, the solute is iodine, and the solvent is ethanol and water.

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