How do we rationalize the aqueous solubilities of organic and inorganic materials?
The important distinction is between
Certain salts have some solubility in aqueous solvents: sodium chloride dissolves in water to some extent, even tho its structure is non-molecular, and the bonds that form the ionic lattice are strong. As a polar solvent, water is capable of solvating individual ions, and break up the ionic lattice to form so-called aquated ions,
On the other hand, giant covalent structures, such as those of
Of course, some organic molecules, such as
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