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Explain how a solute can dissolve in polar and nonpolar solvents?

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=a polar solvent dissolves a polar solute, and nonpolar solvents dissolve nonpolar solutes. likes dissolve likes=

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Nonpolar solutes dissolve in nonpolar solvents because it is entropically favorable for this dissolution to occur.


A polar solute will dissolve in a polar solvent but not a nonpolar solvent. A nonpolar solvent will dissolve in a nonpolar solvent but not a polar solvent.


As a rule polar solutes are dissolved in polar solvents and nonpolar solutes are dissolved in nonpolar solvents.


Yes, like dissolves like so a nonpolar solvent dissolves nonpolar solutes and polar solvents dissolve polar solutes



It depends on the polarity of the solute and the solvent. If the solute is polar, then it will only dissolve in a polar solvent If the solute in nonpolar, then it will only dissolve in a nonpolar solvent


Solvents have differing abilities to dissolve a solute. Therefore, differing amounts of the same solute will dissolve in different solvents.


Generally not. The rule of thumb is "like dissolves like," meanin a nonpolar solvent will dissolve a nonpolar solvent and a polar solvent will dissolved a polar solute.


Generally polar solutes are dissolved in polar solvents and nonpolar solutes are dissolved in nonpolar solvents.


It is the solubility of the solute in the solvent.


a nonpolar solvent will dissolve a nonpolar solute


Generally a polar solute is dissolved in a polar solvent and a nonpolar solute is dissolved in a nonpolar solvent.


The bonding characteristics of the solute and solvent determine if a solute will dissolve in a given solvent. Typically, the rule "like dissolves like" applies. Substances with like bonds will be soluble in one another. Thus, polar substances dissolve polar substances, while nonpolar substances dissolve nonpolar substances.


When heated, only polar with the help of all but most no covalent solvents can dissolve more solute than they can at a lower or unheated temperature


Solvents dissolve the solutes. Ex: water=solvent, powdered juice=solute Water is needed to dissolve the powdered juice so it can result in a juice drink.


A solvent is a liquid that dissolves a solute. The solvent is the component of a solution that is present in greater amount.Perhaps the most common solvent in everyday life is water. Many other solvents are organic compounds, such as benzene, tetrachloroethylene, or turpentine.In chemistry, a common rule for determining if a solvent will dissolve a given solute is "like dissolves like." Solvents composed of polar molecules, such as water, dissolve other polar molecules, such as table salt, while nonpolar solvents, such as gasoline, dissolve nonpolar substances such as wax. The degree that a solvent dissolves a given solute is known as its solubility. Ethyl alcohol is highly soluble in water, for example. Vinegar is very insoluble in oil, and the two substances will quickly separate into two layers even after being shaken well.


Solutes and solvents are the two parts of a solution. In short, the solvent is the material in greater quantity, and the solute is in lesser.The idea is that neither compound will react with the other, but that the solvent will dissolve the solute. In order for this to happen, they must be of like properties: organic solvents for organic solutes, and polar solvents for polar solutes.ExamplesSolvents: water (polar, inorganic); ethanol (polar, organic); heptane (nonpolar, organic)Solutes: Salts (e.g. NaCl; KBr); usually whatever product you are forming in a reaction


The nonpolar solute is dissolved in the nonpolar solvent.


It is true for most solvents but in cases when heat is evolved after dissolution of solute, then solubility decreases on increasing temperature i.e. adding more heat.


Most polar substances will dissolve just about anything. For example, water is polar. Therefore, as you may know, water is one of the most multi-solute dissolving solvent.


Polar solutes are soluble in polar solvents. Non-polar solutes are soluble in non-polar solvents. Polar solutes are miscible in non-polar solvents and vice verse.


Like dissolves in like, so only non-polar solutes can dissolve in non-polar solvents.


A good solvent can be water


"like dissolves like" means that polar solvents dissolve polar solutes, and that on-polar solvents dissolve non-polar solutes. for example: water (a polar solvent) dissolves salt NaCl (polar solute, forms Na+ Cl-)


One solvent is not faster than another, because different solutes require different solvents. If you are using the right solvent, the solute will usually dissolve rapidly. You can also make things dissolve faster by heating the solvent, and by stirring the solution.



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