Problem: Rank these compounds from most soluble in water to least soluble in water.1) HOOC(CH2)5COOH2) HOOCCOOH3) CH3(CH2)5COOH

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Like dissolves like same polarity/ similar IMF → soluble →

  • stronger IMF → higher solubility 


Hydrogen bond → strong IMF → H is bonded directly to O, F, or N. 

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Rank these compounds from most soluble in water to least soluble in water.

1) HOOC(CH2)5COOH

2) HOOCCOOH

3) CH3(CH2)5COOH

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