Problem: Rank these compounds by their expected solubility in hexane C6H14.C2H5OH, H2O, C2H6

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hexane C6H14 → made of C and H only (hydrocarbon) → nonpolar

"like dissolves liKe"

 C2H5OH

• has O-H group → can exhibit hydrogen bonding

• has C2H5- group → has a nonpolar part

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Rank these compounds by their expected solubility in hexane C6H14.

C2H5OH, H2O, C2H6

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