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Which of these substances is the most soluble in water?

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Which of these substances is the most soluble in water?

Post  pplantblues on Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:58 pm

Which of these substances is the most soluble in water?
A. C4H9NH2
B. C6H13Cl
C. C10H21Cl
D. C8H17Br
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Re: Which of these substances is the most soluble in water?

Post  funion987 on Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:36 pm

London dispersion forces increase with molecular mass, and therefore so does the solubility in water. Longer chains also have greater dispersion forces. Going off that, then, I would say that it would be c., C10H21Cl.
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Re: Which of these substances is the most soluble in water?

Post  pplantblues on Sat Jan 31, 2009 3:44 pm

The correct answer is A because Hydrogen is the most powerful bond.
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Re: Which of these substances is the most soluble in water?

Post  funion987 on Sat Jan 31, 2009 3:53 pm

Darn. Ah well.
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