Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285199049
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-904-7

Chapter 13 - The Chemistry of Solutes and Solutions - Conceptual Exercise 13.1 - Predicting Water Solubility - Page 567: a


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It is obvious from table 13.2 that the solubility in water decreases as the length of the carbon chain increases. There are 8 carbon atoms in 1-octanol and 10 carbon atoms in 1-decanol. Therefore, 1-octanol with fewer carbon atoms dissolve more than 1-decanol in water.
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