Problem: Which of the following substances would be predicted to be the most soluble in hexane (C6H14)?A. diethyl ether, CH3CH2OCH2CH3B. methanol, CH3OHC. methylene chloride, CH2Cl2D. benzene, C6H6

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Like dissolves like

C6H14 → hydrocarbon → non-polar 

A. diethyl ether, CH3CH2OCH2CH → electronegative O → slightly polar

B. methanol, CH3OH → electronegative O → slightly polar

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Which of the following substances would be predicted to be the most soluble in hexane (C6H14)?

A. diethyl ether, CH3CH2OCH2CH3

B. methanol, CH3OH

C. methylene chloride, CH2Cl2

D. benzene, C6H6