Rank the following molecules in order from most soluble in water to least soluble in water: methane, hexanol, propane?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 22, 2019, 2:41 am ad1c9bdddf
In order to understand how to rank the listed molecules with respect to solubility, it must be considered that the most soluble compounds in water are polar. Water is a polar solvent, and thus poorly solutes will dissolve in it. The phrase "like dissolves like" is often used to describe this relationship between solvents and solutes.
Hexanol has a hydroxyl group (R-OH). There is hydrogen bonding that exists as a ...
This solution includes over 250 words explaining the chemical properties of three organic compounds with respect to solubility in water.