Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsChemistry · 1 decade ago

Which group (ionic or covalent) dissolves better in polar and nonpolar solvents?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Ionic groups tends to dissolve better in Polar solvents whereas Covalent groups dissolves better in Nonpolar solvents.

    (This is just a simple logic, like dissolves in like)

    for example salt (sodium chloride) is an ionic compound and dissolve very quickly into water (polar solvent) but not in hexane (nonpolar solvent), whereas the oil (nonpolar) dissolves easily in hexane (nonpolar solvent) but not in water (polar solvent)

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    probably ionic both ways because it is weaker

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