Problem: Consider the following solvent pairs. If mixed together, which pairs would form two layers? If they form two layers, which solvent would be on top? A) Acetone and toluene B) Methanol and hexanes C) Hexanes and methylene chloride D) Hexanes and water

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Recall that the main idea in dissolution is like dissolves like 

  • compounds with the same polarity and intermolecular force can dissolve each other.
  • Dissolving each other means that there would be no layers.


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Consider the following solvent pairs. If mixed together, which pairs would form two layers? 

If they form two layers, which solvent would be on top? 


A) Acetone and toluene 

B) Methanol and hexanes 

C) Hexanes and methylene chloride 

D) Hexanes and water

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