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Problem: Solubility in water is ___ for smaller alcohols.Solubility in water is ____ for larger alcohols.Solubility in hexane is ___ for the smallest alcohol.Solubility in hexane is ___ for larger alcohols.

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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

Hexane is a non-polar molecule



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Solubility in water is ___ for smaller alcohols.


Solubility in water is ____ for larger alcohols.


Solubility in hexane is ___ for the smallest alcohol.


Solubility in hexane is ___ for larger alcohols.

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