What types of substances dissolve easily in water?

1 Answer
Nov 19, 2015

Like dissolves like.


Like dissolves like.

Water is a polar molecule therefore, it will dissolve polar solutes such as, ionic compounds and polar molecular compounds.

For organic molecules, water will dissolve the molecules that possess a ratio of carbon atoms to oxygen atom less or equal to #5#:
#C/O <=5#

That is why, vitamin A is not soluble in water, However, vitamin C is soluble.

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