Asked Dec 10, 2019

Explain why ehtanol (C2H5OH) not soluble in cyclohexane (C6H12)?


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Step 1

The solubility of a compound depends on their polar or non-polar nature. It follows a simple rule “like dissolve like.” It means polar molecule will dissolve in polar solvent and non-polar molecule will dissolve in non-polar solvent.

Step 2

Ethanol consists of one OH group. The presence of electronegative element that is oxygen makes ethanol to form hydrogen bonding due to which they are polar in nature.



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