1. Not finding help here? Sign up for a free 30min tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Determining which Nonpolar Solute most likely to be soluble in nonpolar solvent

  1. Aug 23, 2008 #1
    1. Which of the following substances is most likely to be soluble in a nonpolar solvent?

    a. glucose
    b. graphite
    c. sulfur
    d. lithium fluoride


    2. Relevant equations

    Is there a way to figure out which of the nonpolar molecules above would most likely be soluble using the structure of the substances?

    3. The attempt at a solution
    Lithium fluoride is ionic so it is polar so it cannot be it. Glucose does not appear to have perfect symmetry so I assumed that it was slightly polar. Sulfur and graphite are pure elements, and I don't understand why sulfur would more likely to be soluble in nonpolar solvent. Ksp seems useless here since we are not dealing with ionic compounds.
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Aug 23, 2008 #2

    GCT

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper

    Except graphite is carbon and so are nonpolar solvents.
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?



Similar Discussions: Determining which Nonpolar Solute most likely to be soluble in nonpolar solvent
  1. Polar or nonpolar? (Replies: 7)

Loading...