Answer to Question #211086 in Inorganic Chemistry for muhidin

Question #211086

Explain why pentane is insoluble in water


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2021-06-28T08:12:23-0400

As for the solubility in water, almost no water can be used as a solvent. Pentane is molecular, of course they are not polar, so adding pentane to the water will create two immiscible layers, with the lower density pentane floating at the top of the funnel.


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