Why ionic compounds are soluble in polar solvents and insoluble in non-polar solvents?
Asked by Topperlearning User | 21st May, 2014, 12:26: PM
Ionic compounds are soluble in polar solvents and insoluble in non-polar solvents. Polar solvents like water decrease the electrostatic forces of attraction, resulting in free ions in aqueous solution. Hence, ionic compounds dissolve in polar solvents. Non-polar solvents like kerosene, benzene are not capable of dissolving ionic solids since they can not decrease the forces of attraction between the ions.
Answered by | 21st May, 2014, 02:26: PM
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