Introductory Chemistry (5th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 032191029X
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-029-5

Chapter 10 - Chemical Bonding - Exercises - Questions - Page 349: 21


They will not mix.

Work Step by Step

A substance dissolves in a compound if they have similar intermolecular forces of attractions. This means a polar molecule would readily dissolve in a polar solvent whereas non-polar solute dissolves in a non-polar solvent. This is commonly known as 'Like dissolves like'. Therefore, a polar and a non-polar solvent would not mix together.
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