why electrovalent compounds dissolve in water but not in petrol

Asked by Shreya | 13th Mar, 2018, 10:05: AM

Expert Answer:

Organic solvents do not contain ions which can interact with ions of electrovalent compounds.
Petrol is organic solvent while water is inorganic solvent.
As we know like dissolves like, electrovalent compounds will dissolve in water but not in petrol.

Answered by Varsha | 13th Mar, 2018, 11:26: AM