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"universal solvent"

  1. Oct 21, 2016 #1
    i once heard a riddle reguarding "universal solvent"
    it goes something like, " a scientist is holding a beaker and says hes discovered a universal solvent,
    whats in the beaker?"
    the usual answer is water. a wiseacre might say it melted through so nothing

    my question is wether time could be concidered as a solvent proper
    or... i guess, what would time actualy be concidered in such terms
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  3. Oct 21, 2016 #2


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    No, for a solvent is defined as a substance that dissolves a solute and results in a solution. Time is not a solvent. It's not even a substance. You cannot consider time in such terms at all.
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