Define aprotic solvents

The term ‘solvent’ can be defined as a substance that has the ability to dissolve a given solute to form a solution with it. Although solvents are mostly used in the liquid state, it is possible for solvents to exist in the solid and gaseous phase as well.

Aprotic Solvents

Solvents which neither donate nor accept protons are called aprotic solvents.These solvents are neutral in charge and are chemically inert. They also generally have a low dielectric constant.


Benzene, carbon tetrachloride, carbon disulphide, etc are examples of aprotic solvents.

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