Problem: The following substances dissolve when added to water. Classify the substances according to the strongest solute-solvent interaction that will occur between the given substances and water during dissolution.1. Ion-dipole forces2. Dipole-dipole forces3. Hydrogen bonding4. London dispersion forcesA. AlCl3B. FeBr3C. NH3D. C2H5OH

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Recall that the main idea in dissolution is 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.



Intermolecular Forces (IMF) are the attractive forces between 2 molecules.

Ion-dipole

strongest IMF
▪ deals with the attraction between an ion and a polar compound.

 Hydrogen Bonding


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The following substances dissolve when added to water. Classify the substances according to the strongest solute-solvent interaction that will occur between the given substances and water during dissolution.

1. Ion-dipole forces
2. Dipole-dipole forces
3. Hydrogen bonding
4. London dispersion forces

A. AlCl3
B. FeBr3
C. NH3
D. C2H5OH

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