Would mixtures of the following species be mutually soluble: #(i)# potassium chloride, and methane; #(ii)# #KCl#, and carbon tetrachloride; #(iii)# potassium chloride, and water; #(iv)# methane, and carbon tetrachloride; #(v)# methane, and water?

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Mar 29, 2017

Answer:

Trust your gut instincts...........

Explanation:

#"1. Potassium chloride and methane"#, a volatile hydrocarbon, and an ionic solid. NOT MUTUALLY SOLUBLE.

#"2. Potassium chloride and carbon tetrachloride"#, another (less) volatile hydrocarbon, and an ionic solid. NO.

#"3. Potassium chloride and water"#, an ionic solid, and a strongly polar solvent. YES.

#"4. Methane and carbon tetrachloride"#, a non-polar volatile organic halide, and another volatile hydrocarbon. PROBABLY.

#"5. Methane and water"#, a non-polar volatile hydrocarbon, and water. NO. (Given water's properties as a solvent, there would be some minimal solubility of the gas in the water.)