Problem: Which member of each pair is more soluble in diethyl ether? Why?(a) NaCl(s) or HCl(g)

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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.


Diethyl ether is a polar molecule.

  • Therefore,  the interactions between molecules is dipole-dipole interactions.
  • Thus, the solute which have the dipole-dipole interaction can dissolve easily in diethylether.


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Which member of each pair is more soluble in diethyl ether? Why?

(a) NaCl(s) or HCl(g)

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