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Even though carbon dioxide is non-polar and water is polar, carbonated water is fairly stable if kept in a closed container. The equilibrium between carbon dioxide, water, and carbonic acid helps stabilize the gas to some extent.

Which of the following can explain the interaction between the polar and non-polar substances?

A

The hydrogen bonding in the water supporting the non-polar substance.

B

The dipole-induced dipole effect of water on carbon dioxide.

C

The dipole-induced dipole effect of carbon dioxide on water.

D

The fact that carbon dioxide acts as a liquid in the presence of a strongly polar solvent like water.

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