Why is biphenyl soluble in methanol? I thought that nonpolar solutes dissolve in nonpolar solvents. (Biphenyl is nonpolar while methanol is not, so why does solubility occur?)
In my text, it states that alcohols of any size are soluble in organic solvents. Why is this exactly true? In an experiment, I found methanol to be miscible in hexane, but, if I did not to do this, I would have thought that methanol would be immisible on account of its polarity.