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Would sodium salicytate dissolve in any of them

  1. Sep 30, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Would sodium salicytate dissolve in any of the following solvents?

    Water
    Diethyl Ether
    6% HCL
    6% sodium bicarbonate
    6% Sodium Hydroxide (naoh)

    You don't have to but please explain your guess too. Thanks a lot.

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    3. 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.
     
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  3. Oct 1, 2012 #2

    Borek

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    What is - chemically - sodium salicylate?

    (I assume you mean salicylate, I have no idea what salicytate is).
     
  4. Oct 1, 2012 #3
    Yes, that's what i meant.
     
  5. Oct 1, 2012 #4

    Borek

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    So what it is?
     
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