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Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

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John C. Kotz + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337399074

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John C. Kotz + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337399074
Textbook Problem

You are doing an experiment in the laboratory and want to prepare a solution in a polar solvent. Which solvent would you choose, methanol (CH3OH) or toluene (C6H5CH3)? Explain your choice.

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Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation: Among the two given solvents, the better solvent used to prepare a solution in a polar solvent should be identified.

Concept Introduction:

The polar nature in a covalent bond arises when the electrons between the two atoms forming the bond get disturbed due to the slight dipole moment of the molecule where one end is slightly positive and the other one is slightly negative.

Explanation

In order to prepare a solution in a polar solvent the better solvent used is methanol since it is a polar solvent.

The C-O bond and the O-H bond in methanol are polar bonds

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