Why doesnt all substances dissolve?

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What doesnt dissolve with water?

Oil and sand are two substances that will not dissolve in water.

Does all substances dissolve equally?

No. Some substances dissolve perfectly and are called homogeneous. Others do not and are called Heterogeneous.

Why doesnt oil mix with any other substances?

Oil does mix with other substances for instance if you had some pure ethanol, oil would dissolve in it.

What are substances that do not seem to dissolve called?

Substances that do not dissolve are insolubles, because they are not soluble they do not dissolve.

What types of substances will dissolve in water?

Different types of powder

How do the properties of water account for the large number of substances that dissolve in water?

Water is a polar substance, which means that any other polar substances will dissolve in it. The opposite is mineral turpentine which is non-polar so all non-polar substances dissolve in it.

What is 'like dissolves like'?

The chemistry principal of "like dissolves like," explains that polar substances will dissolve in each other. Similarly, a covalent will dissolve another covalent.

What are pure substances sugar dissolve in h2o tea and ice gasoline?

None of these are pure substances. All are mixtures.

How do you explain the phrase like dissolves like in terms of polar and nonpolar substances?

Polar substances dissolve other polar substances, and nonpolar substances dissolve other nonpolar substances. A polar substance cannot dissolve a polar substance and a nonpolar substance cannot dissolve a polar substance.

What substances dissolve when added to a liquid?

all i know is that solutes lower its freezing point but i kinda think they dissolve into a liquid.

Why honey dissolve fastinhot?

All substances are dissolved faster at high temperature.

Will all solids dissolve water?

No, not at all. In fact most solids are INsoluble. Some solids (such as metals, stones, wood) don't dissolve while other solids like sugar or salt do dissolve. Water is a polar molecule, therefore it can dissolve only polar substances and many ionic compounds. However, it cannot dissolve non-polar substances.