At standard pressure, a certain compound has a low boiling point and is insoluble in water. At STP, this compound most likely exists in what phase?

1 Answer
Jul 11, 2018

Answer:

Well, it is likely a gas. How we can we rationalize this speculation....?

Explanation:

The boiling point was specified to be LOW....and this suggests a non-condensed phase, i.e. a gas. While there are gases that have considerable water solubility, i.e. #HCl#, #HC-=N# etc., there are several gases that have POOR solubility in water, for instance, #CH_4#, #PH_3#, #SiH_4#...but not #NH_3#...why not?