We’re being asked to rank the given pair of compounds in order of increasing strength of solute-solvent interaction.
We’re going to use the theory “likes” dissolving “likes” which states that the solvent can only completely dissolve the solute if they share similar polarity.
• Therefore, a pure solvent with similar polarity can successfully dissolve a solute to create a solution.
Intermolecular Forces (IMF) are the attractive forces between 2 molecules.
▪ strongest IMF
▪ deals with the attraction between an ion and a polar compound.
• Hydrogen Bonding
Arrange the molecules below in order of increasing solubility in water.
a. dimethyl ether < methane < methanol
b. dimethyl ether < methanol < methane
c. methane < methanol< dimethyl ether
d. methanol < dimethyl ether < methane
e. methane < dimethyl ether < methanol
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