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Is there a an equivalent to deliquescence with organic solvents, alcohols, etc?

  1. Jun 30, 2010 #1
    This is a matter of some curiosity to me. Deliquescence was often mentioned in chemistry, and I've seen at work, but is this phenomina limited to a few special cases, such as water?

    Are the intermolecular forces between any organic compounds sufficeint to essentially "drown" the solute in solvent? What about with the alchohols, chloroflourocarbons, and other solvents.

    If this were so, it seems like there may be better candidates (less corrosive) than water and salts for absorbtion air conditioning.

    Best Regards,

  2. jcsd
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