Problem: Which of the following gases is expected to be most soluble in water? Explain your reasoning.(a) CH4(b) CCl4(c) CHCl3

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Water (H2O) is a polar molecule that exhibits hydrogen bonding. 

Recall: "Like dissolves like"


(a) CH4

C → Group 4A → 4 val. e-

H → Group 1A → 1 val. e- x 4

made up of C and H only → nonpolar


(b) CCl4

C → Group 4A → 4 val. e-

Cl → Group 7A → 7 val. e- x 4

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Which of the following gases is expected to be most soluble in water? Explain your reasoning.
(a) CH4
(b) CCl4
(c) CHCl3

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