Problem: For each of the following molecules, would you expect greater solubility in water or in hexane?a)b)c)d)

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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.


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For each of the following molecules, would you expect greater solubility in water or in hexane?

a)

b)

c)

d)

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