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Why does a substance mix well in water?

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2005-09-27 14:38:28
2005-09-27 14:38:28

Water is a polar molecule, meaning that one end is negative and the other positive. Substances dissolve in water by "sticking" to one end of the water molecule. The better the molecules adhere, the more you can dissolve into a given quantity. The relatively tiny size of the water molecule, combined with its high polarity, has led it to be called "the universal solvent."

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