Answer to Question #194207 in Organic Chemistry for marianna

Question #194207

Explain why alcohols are soluble in water but hydrocarbons of the same size are not soluble in water. For example butanol is soluble but butane is not. Draw a diagram to aid in your explanation. (3 C)

Alcohols form H-bonds with wate


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2021-05-18T07:49:27-0400

As alcohol is a polar solvent . It form Hydrogen Bond with water molecules while other hydrocarbons of comparable molecular masses does not form Hydrogen Bond due to being non - polar . Hence Alcohol is more soluble in water.


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