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  • one year ago

Hi. Why is sodium chloride insoluble in chloroform? Please include talk of polarity & intermolecular forces if relevant

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  1. Photon336
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    Let's look at chloroform. |dw:1444160144335:dw|

  2. Photon336
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    You can see by the way we've drawn the molecule that there is a net polarity, so it's not going to be non-polar. The general rule is that like dissolves like.

  3. Photon336
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    the general rule is that, ionic salts dissolve in protic solvents like water.

  4. Photon336
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    |dw:1444160538054:dw|

  5. Photon336
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    Protic means a hydrogen atom attached to an Oxygen or Nitrogen BTW

  6. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    so because chloroform is not protic (or non-protic if thats the appropriate term), ionic salts like NaCl wont dissolve in it?

  7. Photon336
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    yeah, I think that's the gist of it

  8. anonymous
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    alright. thanks a huge lot by the way. i wanna know if IMFs are of say here?

  9. Photon336
    • one year ago
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    Inter molecular forces, I think for chloroform it would probably be maybe dipole dipole since there's polarity, from all those chlorine atoms. I think that would be between chlorine atoms.

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