Organic Chemistry (8th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321768418
ISBN 13: 978-0-32176-841-4

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


The compound on the right is more soluble in water.

Work Step by Step

The compound on the right has hydrogen bonding which makes it more polar than the compound on the left. Water also has hydrogen bonding and is also polar. As "like dissolves in like," the compound on the right will be more soluble in water.
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