Organic Chemistry (8th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321768418
ISBN 13: 978-0-32176-841-4

Chapter 2 - Structure and Properties of Organic Molecules - Problems: Problem 2-18 a

Answer

The compound on the left is more soluble in water.

Work Step by Step

The compound on the left has an oxygen. The presence of oxygen makes the molecule polar. Water is also a polar molecule. As "like dissolves in like," the compound on the left is more soluble in water.
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