Chemistry (12th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0132525763
ISBN 13: 978-0-13252-576-3

Chapter 15 - Water and Aqueous Systems - 15 Assessment: 41

Answer

In order to be an excellent solvent, the solvent must be of the same nature as the solute. Water is polar , charged solvent and can easily dissolve ionic and polar compounds but not nonpolar compounds.

Work Step by Step

In order to be an excellent solvent, the solvent must be of the same nature as the solute. Water is polar , charged solvent and can easily dissolve ionic and polar compounds but not nonpolar compounds.
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