Problem: Use the table below to answer the following questions.Common polar solventsCommon nonpolar solventsWater (H2O)Hexane (C6H14)Acetone (CH3COCH3)Diethyl ether (CH3CH2OCH2CH3)*Methanol (CH3OH)Toluene (C7H8)Ethanol (CH3CH2OH)Carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)* Diethyl ether has a small dipole moment and can be considered intermediate between polar and nonpolar.Select an appropriate solvent to dissolve vegetable oil (which is nonpolar).

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Use the table below to answer the following questions.


Common polar solventsCommon nonpolar solvents
Water (H2O)Hexane (C6H14)
Acetone (CH3COCH3)Diethyl ether (CH3CH2OCH2CH3)*
Methanol (CH3OH)Toluene (C7H8)
Ethanol (CH3CH2OH)Carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)
* Diethyl ether has a small dipole moment and can be considered intermediate between polar and nonpolar.


Select an appropriate solvent to dissolve vegetable oil (which is nonpolar).

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