Problem: Specify whether each compound is soluble in hexane.(a) water (H2O)(b) propane (CH3CH2CH3)(c) ammonia (NH3)(d) hydrogen chloride (HCl)

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Recall that the main idea in dissolution is like dissolves like, which means compounds with the same polarity and intermolecular force can dissolve each other.


Hexane → hydrocarbon→ nonpolar compounds. 

  • This means that hexane is a nonpolar molecule that exhibits dispersion forces.


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Specify whether each compound is soluble in hexane.
(a) water (H2O)
(b) propane (CH3CH2CH3)
(c) ammonia (NH3)
(d) hydrogen chloride (HCl)

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