Explain the differences in the solubilities of the gases in the table by completing the following sentences. Match the words in the left-hand column with the appropriate blank in the sentence in the right-hand column. (shorter bond length, polarity, larger molecular size, ability to react with water) 1. The high solubility of sulfur dioxide can be explained by its _____. 2. Compared to oxygen, nitrogen's _____ makes it more difficult for water molecules to surround the nitrogen molecules. 3. Compared to nitrogen, the _____ of ethylene makes it more soluble in water. 4. Nitric oxide is more soluble than nitrogen and oxygen because of its _____.