Would sodium salicytate dissolve in any of them

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Homework Statement



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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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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Borek
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What is - chemically - sodium salicylate?

(I assume you mean salicylate, I have no idea what salicytate is).
 
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Yes, that's what i meant.
 
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Borek
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So what it is?
 

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