Would sodium salicytate dissolve in any of the following solvents?
6% sodium bicarbonate
6% Sodium Hydroxide (naoh)
You don't have to but please explain your guess too. Thanks a lot.
The Attempt at a Solution
I think it would dissolve in water due to the three Carbon Oxygen bonds it has (giving it a tad bit of polarity) but ever so slightly. The big cyclohexane is non polar which is why it wouldn't dissolve well.
I think it would dissolve well in diethyl ether, they are both extremely non polar. Diethyl ether is non polar due to its symmetry.
I think it would dissolve in HCL. HCL is electron poor while the O in sodium salicytate is electron rich. The electron rich O would grab the H and give the pair of electrons to CL.
The rest makes no sense to me.