Problem: Pick an appropriate solvent from the table below to dissolve each substance. State the kind of intermolecular forces that would occur between the solute and solvent in each case.Common polar solventsCommon nonpolar solventsWater (H2O)Hexane (C6H14)Acetone (CH3COCH3)Diethyl ether (CH3CH2OCH2CH3)Methanol (CH3OH)Toluene (C7H8)Ethanol (CH3CH2OH)Carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)Pick appropriate solvent(s) to dissolve sodium chloride (ionic).

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Sodium Chloride (NaCl) is an ionic compound. The ionic character increases with an increasing difference of electronegativity.

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Pick an appropriate solvent from the table below to dissolve each substance. State the kind of intermolecular forces that would occur between the solute and solvent in each case.


Common polar solventsCommon nonpolar solvents
Water (H2O)Hexane (C6H14)
Acetone (CH3COCH3)Diethyl ether (CH3CH2OCH2CH3)
Methanol (CH3OH)Toluene (C7H8)
Ethanol (CH3CH2OH)Carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)


Pick appropriate solvent(s) to dissolve sodium chloride (ionic).

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