Question & Answer
QUESTION

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

ANSWER

Tincture of iodine or iodine tincture is an antiseptic, it is also called weak iodine solution. Usually 2–7% elemental iodine, along with potassium iodide or sodium iodide, dissolved in a mixture of ethanol and water. 

Solute: Elemental iodine; Solvent: Ethanol and water