Problem: Which of the following will be the most soluble in water?a. CH3CH2CH2CH2CH2CH2OH b. CH3CH2CH2OHc. CH3CH2CH2CH2OHd.  CH3CH2CH2CH2CH2OH

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Now, let’s analyze each compound given and determine the intermolecular forces present in each.

Water (H2O) →  exhibit hydrogen bonding
All of the choices have the -OH group in the compound can exhibit hydrogen bonding
All are soluble to water.

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Which of the following will be the most soluble in water?

a. CH3CH2CH2CH2CH2CH2OH 
b. CH3CH2CH2OH
c. CH3CH2CH2CH2OH
d.  CH3CH2CH2CH2CH2OH

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