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Problem: Predict the solubility of malonic acid and biphenyl in :- water- methyl alcohol- hexane

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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

Methyl alcohol is a polar molecule that exhibits hydrogen bonding.

Hexane is a non-polar molecule

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Predict the solubility of malonic acid and biphenyl in :
- water
- methyl alcohol
- hexane

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