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Tue August 30, 2011 By: Sai Prathyusha Vytla

if aceton do not dissolve ionic conpound how is it used in removing stains??

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Tue August 30, 2011
"like dissolves like", ionic compounds dissolve in polar solvents, especially those that ionize, such as water and ionic liquids. They ionic compounds are usually soluble in polar solvents such as alcohols, acetone and dimethyl sulfoxide as well. Ionic compounds tend not to dissolve in nonpolar solvents such as diethyl ether or petrol .In polar solvents like acetone, when the oppositely charged ions in the solid ionic lattice are surrounded by the opposite pole of a polar molecule, the solid ions are pulled out of the lattice and into the liquid. When this force is more than the electrostatic attraction of the lattice, the ions become dissolved in the liquid.
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