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Solubility of Gases

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Which of the following accounts for the extremely low solubility of carbon dioxide in benzene ($C_6H_6$) at room temperature?

A

The increased disorder due to mixing of the solute and solvent.

B

The relatively low strength of the intermolecular forces between carbon dioxide and benzene.

C

The strong hydrogen bonding in benzene.

D

The weak solvation of carbon and oxygen ions by benzene.