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Non-Polar Solubility

APCHEM-DVL8BE

Benzene ($C_6H_6$) is a toxic solvent that was used in the past for numerous commercial applications. Even though the compound has been removed for most applications, it is still used commercially for certain substances.

Based on structure knowledge, which of the following compounds would be MOST soluble in benzene?

A

Ethanol ($CH_3CH_2OH$).

B

Acetic acid.

C

Naphthalene ($C_{10}H_8$) or grease.

D

Sodium chloride or glycerine.