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Hexyl ethanoate or octanoic acid?

  1. Oct 1, 2005 #1
    Which is more soluble in hexane, hexyl ethanoate or octanoic acid?

    I'm thinking it's octanoic acid with the longer uninterrupted hydrocarbon chain, where as the ester's longest uninterrupted hydrocarbon chain is composed of six carbons. Is this correct? If not can you please explain why? Thanks.
     
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  3. Oct 1, 2005 #2

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    i'm thinking the hexyl ethanoate, mainly because the intermolecular hydrogen bonding that can occur with octanoic acid, which can go both ways (donor, acceptor). Not certain though. Octanoic acid is fairly soluble in water
     
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