Problem: Which of the following compounds will be most soluble in ethanol (CH3CH2OH)?a) trimethylamine(N(CH3)3)b) acetone(CH3COCH3)c) ethylene glycol (HOCH2CH2OH)d) hexane (CH3CH2CH2CH2CH2CH3)

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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.


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Which of the following compounds will be most soluble in ethanol (CH3CH2OH)?

a) trimethylamine(N(CH3)3)

b) acetone(CH3COCH3)

c) ethylene glycol (HOCH2CH2OH)

d) hexane (CH3CH2CH2CH2CH2CH3)

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