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If benzophenone is nonpolar, how come it is only partially soluble in hexane (nonpolar)? Also, can H bonding occur?

Can H bonding occur between benzophenone and methyl alcohol? malonic acid and methyl alcohol? biphenyl and methyl alcohol? Please explain.

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    Benzophenone does have a slight polarity due to the C=O bond but it is not highly polar. You would not expect H bonding to occur BETWEEN molecules of benzophenone. I would think it could occur between benzophenone and methyl alcohol as well as between malonic acid and methyl alcohol. Not between biphenyl and methyl alcohol.

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