WHY ARE COVALENT COMPOUNDS INSOLUBLE IN WATER?

Asked by karan_sethi | 30th Oct, 2010, 12:00: AM

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The thumb rule is "like dissolves like." Therefore polar molecules are soluble in other polar solvents, and non-polar molecules are soluble in other non-polar solvents. Since most of the covalent compounds are non-polar, they are insoluble in a polar solvent like water.
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Answered by  | 30th Oct, 2010, 12:51: PM

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