Problem: Select the most water-soluble molecule from the following pair of compounds. Explain your choice: Butanoic acid, CH3(CH2)2CO2H  and  Octanoic acid, CH3(CH2)6CO2H

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Select the most water-soluble molecule from the following pair of compounds. Explain your choice:

Butanoic acid, CH3(CH2)2CO2H  and  Octanoic acid, CH3(CH2)6CO2H

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