Solubility

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Lizette Noriega 1H
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Solubility

Postby Lizette Noriega 1H » Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:17 pm

How do solubility and ionic/covalent character relate to one another? Is ionic character more soluble and covalent character less soluble?

xenamclean_1G
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Re: Solubility

Postby xenamclean_1G » Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:20 pm

Yes, covalent character makes it less soluble. So, if it is more ionic, then it is more soluble.

haileyramsey-1c
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Re: Solubility

Postby haileyramsey-1c » Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:20 pm

Ionic compounds tend to be highly soluble as they are polar. But, covalent compounds tend to not be soluble in water as they share electrons more equally and typically are non-polar. Water, which is polar, can dissolve polar compounds (like dissolves like) so ionic bonds are more soluble in water.

chemboi
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Re: Solubility

Postby chemboi » Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:26 pm

To clarify the previous response, many covalent compounds are polar. For example, H2O and NH3 possess covalent bonds but are polar and thus soluble in water.


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