How do intermolecular forces affect solubility?

1 Answer
Apr 17, 2015

The type of intermolecular bond effects the solubility.

Say for example one has a Hydrogen Bond, which is the strongest type of intermolecular bonding, now a particular solvent has to try and break that bond in order for the particular compound to dissolve (so basically the solvent has to break the intermolecular forces within a compound in order for it to disassociate or dissolve). That's why only certain solvents dissolve certain compounds.

Hope I helped in answering your question :)