Problem: You may want to reference (Pages 532 - 538)Section 13.3 while completing this problem.Which of the following solvents will best dissolve wax, which is a complex mixture of compounds that mostly are CH3-CH2-CH2-CH2-CH2–?

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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.


wax

  • mostly are CH3-CH2-CH2-CH2-CH2
  • C-H bonds are non-polar bonds.
  • This means this molecule is non-polar


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You may want to reference (Pages 532 - 538)Section 13.3 while completing this problem.

Which of the following solvents will best dissolve wax, which is a complex mixture of compounds that mostly are CH3-CH2-CH2-CH2-CH2–?

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