NS Biology Chapter 1 page 3

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NS Biology Chapter 1 page 3

Post by kevinl » Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:57 am

Carbon tetrachloride and carbon dioxide are polar but due to the cancelling of dipole moment so they are consider nonpolar. So will they be soluble in polar or nonpolar solutions? Thanks,
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Re: NS Biology Chapter 1 page 3

Post by NS_Tutor_Will » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:25 am

Yes, they both have polar bonds within them, but are non-polar molecules because of the cancelling effects. CCl4 is not very soluble in water (very, very minimally so). CO2, because of the strong double bonds with oxygen, is soluble in water. In fact, when you're drinking seltzer or soda, that's carbon dioxide gas that forms the bubbles!
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