why hydro carbons are insoluble in water but are highly soluble in solvents like benzene,carbon tetrachloride?
 

Asked by Brownbebonmem | 2nd Jan, 2015, 02:23: PM

Expert Answer:

Hydrocarbons are organic covalent compounds.

These are insoluble in water but dissolve in organic solvents.

As organic solvent are non-polar, hence, these dissolve in non-polar covalent compounds like benzene,carbon tetrachloride

Answered by  | 4th Jan, 2016, 05:54: PM

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