Problem: Which of the following pair of molecules would be most soluble in hexane or carbon tetrachloride? Explain your choice:  Decanoic acid, CH3(CH2)8CO2H  and  Pentanoic acid, CH3(CH2)3CO2H

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Which of the following pair of molecules would be most soluble in hexane or carbon tetrachloride? Explain your choice: 

Decanoic acid, CH3(CH2)8CO2H  and  Pentanoic acid, CH3(CH2)3CO2H

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