Solubilities

Asked by  | 9th Mar, 2008, 12:26: AM

Expert Answer:

Why is it  that ionic compounds dissolve in polar solvents whereas covalent compounds dissolve in non polar solvents?

Like dissolves like, ionic compounds dissolve in polar solvents by solvation and covalent compounds dissolve in non polar solvents by dispersion forces.

 

Answered by  | 10th Mar, 2008, 11:45: AM

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