Problem: Would you expect alanine (an amino acid)  to be more soluble in water or in hexane?

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We are asked if alanine is more soluble in water or hexane.

Here is the Lewis structure for Alanine:

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Would you expect alanine (an amino acid)  to be more soluble in water or in hexane?

Alanine is a central CH single bonded above to CH3, below (angled right) to COOH, and below (angled left) to NH2.

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