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

b) Carbon dioxide or silicon dioxide


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 carbon dioxide and silicon dioxide.

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