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Why is DNA insoluble in ethanol, on a molecular level?

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  1. ethanol is nonpolar while DNA is polar and in the saying "like disolves like" the same applies here. So DNA is soluble in water because it is polar.

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  2. and if I didn't make it clear this is the same reason that DNA is NOT soluble in ethanol since DNA is polar and ethanol is not.

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