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Homework Help: Aspirin/Ibprofen Solubility in Water vs Benzoic Acid

  1. Jan 31, 2010 #1
    Would you expect to that Aspirin and Ibprofen are more or less soluble in water than benzoic acid? ( I believe it has something to do with the polarity of the bonds but I am unsure how to choose between the two.)
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  3. Feb 2, 2010 #2


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    Look at the structures. If you put a bunch of greasy groups on the aromatic group what will happen to solubility in water?
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