Problem: Four liquids are ranked in order of decreasing polarity as follows: (most polar) water > methanol > ethyl acetate > hexane (least polar)Which liquid would best dissolve sodium chloride?a. waterb. methanolc. ethyl acetated. hexane

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Four liquids are ranked in order of decreasing polarity as follows: (most polar) water > methanol > ethyl acetate > hexane (least polar)

Which liquid would best dissolve sodium chloride?

a. water
b. methanol
c. ethyl acetate
d. hexane

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