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  1. Jan 21, 2005 #1
    Ethanol and water are completely miscible; that is, they dissolve in each other in all propertions:

    a) When the two substancse are mixed, is randomness increased or decreased?

    b) Head is liberated in the dissolving process. Does the tendency toward the minimum energy favour the seperated pure substances, or the solution of one in the other?

    c) In view of the tendencies listed in a) and b) above, explain why water and ethanol are completley miscible.

    This part is not in the book, so hope you can help.
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  3. Jan 21, 2005 #2


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    What are your thoughts ?
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  4. Jan 22, 2005 #3
    Can I ask, therefore, is Ethanol polarised???

    What do you think the randomness is being applied to???

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