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Textbook Problem

Explain on the basis that “like dissolves like” why glycerol, CH2OHCHOHCH2OH, is miscible in water but benzene, C6H6, has very limited solubility in water.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The miscibility of glycerol and benzene in water has to be compared on the basis of the concept “Like dissolves like”.

Concept Introduction:

Solubility of any compound follows the rule – “Like dissolves like”.  One of the classifications of compounds is based on bonding between the atoms.  If the bonding between the atoms causes polarity in the molecule then a compound made up of such molecules is known as Polar compounds.  Absence of polarity in a molecule makes non-polar compounds.  Thus according to the rule “like dissolves like” we could say that polar compounds dissolve in polar solvents and non-polar compounds dissolve in non-polar solvents.

Explanation

According to the rule of like dissolves like, polar compounds are miscible with polar solvents.  Non-polar compounds are miscible with non-polar solvents.  Water is a polar solvent. Glycerol is a polar compound.  Glycerol thus, is completely miscible with water as the forces of attraction between glycerol and water molecules are greater than that of the forces of attraction between water molecules and glycerol molecules.

Conversely, being a non-polar compound benzene doesn’t miscible in water...

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