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Explain why CH3CH2CH2OH is soluble in water but not propane CH3CH2CH3 is not?

Explain why CH3CH2CH2OH is soluble in water but not propane CH3CH2CH3 is not?

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Izu
5 months ago
propane does not have OH group so no hydrogen bond will be formed
Adetola
5 months ago
This is due to the presence of -OH- (hydroxyl group) present in propanol.
This -OH- group makes it soluble in water because there would be an increased strength in hydrogen bonding between the OH group and the hydrogen atoms of water...
Standard
5 months ago
Because of OH , it is highly electronegatI've
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