Problem: Which of the following compounds is most soluble in water?a) propanolb) methylene dichloride (dichloromethane) c) 1-chloropentaned) butene

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Most soluble in water → Capable of H-bonds

a) propanol → alcohol → -OH groups → H-bonds (strongest IMF)

b) methylene dichloride (dichloromethane) → alkyl halide → dipole-dipole interaction

c) 1-chloropentane → alkyl halide → dipole-dipole interaction 

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Which of the following compounds is most soluble in water?

a) propanol

b) methylene dichloride (dichloromethane) 

c) 1-chloropentane

d) butene

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