1) why are most of the covalent compounds insoluble in water? 2)why do hydrocarbons exist in liquid and gaseous forms?

Asked by  | 27th Oct, 2013, 09:37: AM

Expert Answer:

1.Most of covalent compounds are insoluble in water as they do not dissosciate into ions rather they are made up  of molecules.The polar covalent compounds which have small charges  are indeed soluble in water.
2. Hydrocarbons are covalent compounds and are volatile, with low boiling and low melting points.Since they have weak forces of attraction between their molecules, they exist in liquid and gaseous forms.

Answered by Vaibhav Chavan | 28th Oct, 2013, 09:03: AM

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