Problem: Which of the following statements is true?1) Larger compounds can form more hydrogen bonds than smaller compounds with similar structures.2) Compounds that can form more hydrogen bonds are more soluble in water.3) Smaller compounds are generally more soluble in water than larger compounds with similar structures.

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When comparing molecules with same IMF:

  • larger molecule → weaker IMF
  • smaller molecule → stronger IMF


More H-bonds → increases solubility in polar solvents (water)

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Which of the following statements is true?

1) Larger compounds can form more hydrogen bonds than smaller compounds with similar structures.

2) Compounds that can form more hydrogen bonds are more soluble in water.

3) Smaller compounds are generally more soluble in water than larger compounds with similar structures.

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