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solvate

[sol-veyt] /ˈsɒl veɪt/
noun
1.
a compound formed by the interaction of a solvent and a solute.
verb (used with object), solvated, solvating.
2.
to convert into a solvate.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; solv(ent) + -ate1
Related forms
solvation, noun
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  • solvation isomerism occurs when an inner sphere ligand is replaced by a solvent molecule.
British Dictionary definitions for solvation

solvation

/sɒlˈveɪʃən/
noun
1.
the process in which there is some chemical association between the molecules of a solute and those of the solvent. An example is an aqueous solution of copper sulphate which contains complex ions of the type [Cu(H2O)4]2+

solvate

/ˈsɒlveɪt/
verb
1.
(chem) to undergo, cause to undergo, or partake in solvation
Word Origin
C20: from solvent
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Word Origin and History for solvation
n.

1909, noun of action from solvate, a verb used in chemistry, from solvent + -ate (2).

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