Why doesn't oil and water mix?

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Homework Statement



Explain why water and oil doesn't mix at room temperature using the entropy and free energy that you found to explain.

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The entropy that I found is -(Kb)ln(2) and the free energy is (Kb)(T)ln(2).

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Can someone direct me in the right path how to go about this question. I'm thinking it might be do to endothermic and exothermic reactions but I'm not sure.
 

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You found the entropy and free energy of what?
 
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I found it for water molecules around a hydrophobic molecule when multiplicity is reduced from 6 to 3
 

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