Problem: Which of the following functional groups increases the solubility of organic compounds in water?A. -SHB. -COOHC. -COHD. -NH2

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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) is a polar molecule that exhibits hydrogen bonding.

  • hydrogen bonding exists anytime hydrogen is directly connected to fluorine, oxygen or nitrogen


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Which of the following functional groups increases the solubility of organic compounds in water?

A. -SH

B. -COOH

C. -COH

D. -NH2

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