Choose the member of each set that has the higher solubility in water. Briefly, explain your answer.

a) CH3CH2CH3 or CH3OCH3


To begin to answer this question we need to determine the most important intermolecular attractive force for both of these compounds. To assign the IMAF we need to know if the compound is polar or nonpolar.

So first determine the polarity of CH3CH2CH3 or CH3OCH3

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