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Alcohols are comparatively more soluble in water than hydrocarbons of comparable molecular masses. Explain this fact.

Q.5  Alcohols are comparatively more soluble in water than hydrocarbons of comparable molecular masses. Explain this fact.

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Alcohols form hydrogen bonds with water due to the presence of –OH group whereas hydrocarbons cannot. Due to this inter moleculer hydrogen bonding, alcohols are more soluble in water.

Alcohols form hydrogen bonds with water due to the presence of –OH group whereas hydrocarbons cannot. Due to this inter molecular hydrogen bonding, alcohols are more soluble in water.

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