Problem: Which of the following is more soluble in water, ethanol of CBr2H2(l). Don't try to type the subscripts, use letters and numbers.

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We’re being asked to rank the given pair of compounds in order of increasing strength of solute-solvent interaction.


We’re going to use the theory “likes” dissolving “likes” which states that the solvent can only completely dissolve the solute if they share similar polarity

Therefore, a pure solvent with similar polarity can successfully dissolve a solute to create a solution. 


Intermolecular Forces (IMF) are the attractive forces between 2 molecules.

Ion-dipole

strongest IMF
▪ deals with the attraction between an ion and a polar compound.

 Hydrogen Bonding

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Which of the following is more soluble in water, ethanol of CBr2H2(l). Don't try to type the subscripts, use letters and numbers.

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