# Question #2ec02

Sep 23, 2016

Hexan-1-ol will be more soluble in water.

#### Explanation:

The polar $\text{OH}$ group in each alcohol is hydrophilic, but the nonpolar hydrocarbon chains are hydrophobic.

The two effects oppose each other.

I wouldn’t expect either alcohol to be very soluble.

However, hexan-1-ol should be more soluble because it has a shorter hydrocarbon chain to oppose the solution process.