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

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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