Problem: Which solvent, water or hexane (C6H14), would you choose to dissolve each of the following?d. CH3(CH2)16CH2OH

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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.


  • Water (H2O) → polar molecule → hydrogen bonding.
  • Hexane (C6H14) → nonpolar molecule → dispersion forces.


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Which solvent, water or hexane (C6H14), would you choose to dissolve each of the following?

d. CH3(CH2)16CH2OH

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