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Water is a polar covalent molecule. The partial charges in the molecule attract other charges, ionic or more partial charges from other covalent molecules and dissolves them. Nonpolar bonded molecules have no partial charges and the water molecules will attract each other thus not attracting the nonpolar and does not dissolve them.

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Water is itself a polar compound. Hence, it is able to dissolve the polar covalent compounds.

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