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Asked Dec 9, 2019
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Which of the following substances would be the most soluble in ccl4

A) CH3CH2OH

B)H2O

c)NH3

D)C10H22

E) NaCl

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Step 1

As a general rule for solubility, the more alike the solvent and solute particles are, the more soluble they will be in each other. This is often stated as “like dissolves like”. So, polar solutes are more soluble in polar solvents, while non-polar solutes are more soluble in non-polar solvents.

Step 2

Carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) is a non-polar solvent. Therefore, the non-polar substance will be most soluble in CCl4.

In the options given, the hydrocarbon (C10H22) is the only non-polar substance. Rest all of the other compounds are polar (CH3CH2OH,...

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