Recall: like dissolves like, which means compounds with the same polarity and intermolecular force can dissolve each other.
Water (H2O) is a polar molecule that exhibits hydrogen bonding.
Hexane is an example of a hydrocarbon, a compound composed only of carbons and hydrogens. Hydrocarbons are nonpolar compounds. This means that hexane is a nonpolar molecule that exhibits dispersion forces.
For each of the following molecules, would you expect greater solubility in water or in hexane?
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