Problem: An unknown substance dissolves readily in water but not in benzene (a nonpolar solvent). Molecules of what type are present in the substance?neither polar nor nonpolarnonpolareither polar or nonpolarpolarnot enough information given

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An unknown substance dissolves readily in water but not in benzene (a nonpolar solvent). Molecules of what type are present in the substance?

  1. neither polar nor nonpolar
  2. nonpolar
  3. either polar or nonpolar
  4. polar
  5. not enough information given

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