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Posted by on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at 3:50pm.

Ethanol is

a. soluble in water not soluble in hexane because the OH is polar.
b. soluble in hexane but not soluble in water because it is a hydrocarbon.
c. soluble in water and soluble in hexane because it has a nonpolar hydrocarbon part and a polar OH.

I think it is b, but really am not sure. I don't even know how I would know that unless I tested it. ? please help, thanks

  • Chemistry - , Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at 4:58pm

    I think the answer is c.

  • Chemistry - , Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at 5:45pm

    Thinking about it more I believe you are correct. Thanks

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