A solvent can be any material that dissolves another. T […]
A solvent can be any material that dissolves another. This can be a gas, liquid, or even a solid or plasma or even a supercritical fluid!(But it's usually just a liquid when it comes to tabletop chemistry.) They can be defined as polar, nonpolar, aromatic, ionic, etc.. Are there any specific properties you're looking for?
Solvent cement is made up of CPVC resin, stabilizers and fillers dissolved in a cocktail of solvents. These solvents serve two purposes:
Dissolve the CPVC resin.
Prepare the surface of the pipe and fitting.
When applied, the solvents soften and dissolve the top layer of the pipe and fitting material, loosening its molecular structure. A taper in the fitting socket creates an interference fit that ensures contact between the pipe and fitting. This allows the material to fuse to itself when the two pieces are connected. The CPVC resin is present to fill in any gaps that may exist.
Because this fusion occurs at the molecular level, when the solvent evaporates, the joint actually becomes one uniform piece.
Solvent cement also contains stabilizers that maintain solvent properties and extend its shelf life. Specifically, these stabilizers help protect the solvent cement against heat and oxidation, which can degrade the solution.
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