Question #a9a99

1 Answer
Feb 12, 2016

Water is a polar molecule, meaning that it can dissolve almost anything.


A molecule is polar when there is a asymmetrical distribution of electrons around it.

The term like disolves like means that polar molecules only dissolves polar and not non-polar. Hence, non polar molecules are unable to dissolve in water.

For instace, butter, a non polar molecule is unable to dissolve in water.

Hence, an easy way of finding out whether a substance is polar or non-polar is to see how well it dissolves in water.