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Water is a polar solvent while chloroform is a non-polar solvent. There is a popular aphorism used for predicting solubility which is "like dissolves like". Water and chloroform have different solubility. Therefore, chloroform is insoluble in water and will just form a layer when mixed. But in the presence of soap solution, they can mix together. Soap serves as an emulsifying agent that will reduce the surface tension of the solution.

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