Dissolution → like dissolves like → compounds with the same polarity and intermolecular force can dissolve each other.
Water exhibits hydrogen bonding, so ideally, the best solute is another polar compound that also exhibits hydrogen bonding. So for this, we need to draw the Lewis structures of the given choices and determine their polarity.
Which member of each pair is more soluble in water? Why?
(a) CH3CH2OCH2CH3(l) or CH3CH2OCH3(g)
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