In my Panacetin lab I understand that sucrose is insoluble in dichloromethane. I also understand that dichloromethane is technically polar but can be considered nonpolar. If it is technically polar why can it not dissolve glucose but can dissolve acetanilide and phenacetin, which are both polar molecules?
I only ask because I have to explain their intermolecular forces. If phenacetin and acetanilide are polar, then they have dipole-dipole forces at play and also hydrogen bonds. But if they are polar why does sucrose not dissolve in DCM but acetanilide and phenacetin can?