Why are most of the Covalent compounds insoluble in water?

Asked by  | 4th Oct, 2013, 08:05: AM

Expert Answer:

There’s a saying that, “Like dissolves like".  This means that compounds tend to dissolve in other compounds that have similar properties (particularly polarity).  Since water is a polar solvent and most covalent compounds are fairly non-polar, many covalent compounds don't dissolve in water.

Answered by Vaibhav Chavan | 4th Oct, 2013, 09:03: AM

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