Problem: Which one of the following is most soluble in hexane (C 6H14)?A. CH3OHB. CH3CH2CH2OHC. CH3CH2OHD. CH3CH2CH2CH2OHE. CH3CH2CH2CH2CH2OH

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We’re being asked to determine the compound that is most soluble in hexane (C6H14). 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.


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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Which one of the following is most soluble in hexane (C 6H14)?

A. CH3OH

B. CH3CH2CH2OH

C. CH3CH2OH

D. CH3CH2CH2CH2OH

E. CH3CH2CH2CH2CH2OH

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