what do you mean by polar solute and the polar solvent? and the polarity?

Asked by roopeshwarsnk597 | 29th Dec, 2013, 01:13: PM

Expert Answer:

Molecules having two oppositely charged poles are called polar molecules.

The magnitude of electro negativity difference reflects the degree of polarity.

A polar solvent is one with a bond between molecules with substantially different charges.

Polar solutes are substances which dissolve in polar solvents, forming polar bonds or hydrogen bonds.

A solute will dissolve in a solvent if the solute-solvent forces of attraction are great enough to overcome the solute-solute and solvent-solvent forces of attraction. Dissolution often occurs when the solute-solvent interactions are similar to the solvent-solvent interactions, signified by the term like dissolves like. Hence, polar solutes dissolve in polar solvents.

Answered by  | 30th Dec, 2013, 11:52: AM

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