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

Asked by Brownbebonmem 2nd January 2015, 2:23 PM
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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 Expert 4th January 2016, 5:54 PM
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