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Solubility dependense on hydroxyl group
« on: April 07, 2004, 03:50:19 PM »
If both Glucose and 1-hexanol have 6 carbons then why is glucose more soluble in water then 1-hexanl?



Edit: edited title for better indexing. Mitch
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Re:Okay I don't get it
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2004, 04:35:31 PM »
Glucose has more hydroxy groups.
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Re:Okay I don't get it
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2004, 05:57:13 PM »
Oh, so Glucose is C6H6(OH)6 and 1-hexanol is:C5H12O is this right or am I still not getting it?  Thanks

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Re:Okay I don't get it
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2004, 01:08:59 AM »
1-hexanol is:C6H14O. Glucose has 5 OH groups because it prefer cyclic form.
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Re:Okay I don't get it
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2004, 05:52:42 AM »
I think Glucose has 5 hydroxy groups
then has more hydrogen bond with H2O
so more soluble in water then 1-hexanol

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Re:Okay I don't get it
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2004, 01:24:47 AM »
Problem of solubility of organic compounds is much more complex. You can safely compare solubility only in homologues series of compounds.

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