Problem: Substance A is a molecular compound that dissolves in gasoline but not in water. The molecules of A are very likely: A. metallic B. nonmetallic C. polar D. nonpolar E. ionic

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We know that "like dissolves like". Therefore, we shall describe the properties of gasoline and water.


Water

  • polar
  • H-bonding intermolecular forces of attraction


Gasoline

  • nonpolar
  • London forces of attraction


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Substance A is a molecular compound that dissolves in gasoline but not in water. 

The molecules of A are very likely: 

A. metallic 

B. nonmetallic 

C. polar 

D. nonpolar 

E. ionic

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