anonymous
  • anonymous
Hi. Why is sodium chloride insoluble in chloroform? Please include talk of polarity & intermolecular forces if relevant
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Photon336
  • Photon336
Let's look at chloroform. |dw:1444160144335:dw|
Photon336
  • Photon336
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.
Photon336
  • Photon336
the general rule is that, ionic salts dissolve in protic solvents like water.

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Photon336
  • Photon336
|dw:1444160538054:dw|
Photon336
  • Photon336
Protic means a hydrogen atom attached to an Oxygen or Nitrogen BTW
anonymous
  • anonymous
so because chloroform is not protic (or non-protic if thats the appropriate term), ionic salts like NaCl wont dissolve in it?
Photon336
  • Photon336
yeah, I think that's the gist of it
anonymous
  • anonymous
alright. thanks a huge lot by the way. i wanna know if IMFs are of say here?
Photon336
  • Photon336
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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