You found an unknown substance at home. You want to know whether the substance is an ionic compound or a covalent compound. Using your knowledge of the properties of ionic and covalent compounds, you will test whether the unknown substance dissolves in water and organic solvent or not.
1. Problem Statement
Ionic compounds are polar in nature. While covalent compounds are generally non-polar in nonpolar. So using like dissolves like. So ionic compounds are more soluble in water than organic solvents. While covalent components are more soluble in organic solvents than water.