Last year I remember making some expirments in my class with the reactions bromine water and triglycerids, bromine water and alkenes and so on. Now I got to wonder, why can bromine even dissovle in water?
To the best of my knowledge only ions and polar molecules can dissovle in water (Like dissolves like, right?), yet a thing like bromine water exists
I have been trying to find an explanation on the internet, but I have not been able to find one. However, I read somewhere that iodine is NOT soluble in water, however clorine is soluble in water.
So could someone please explain to me, why the nonpolar halogen iodine is not soluble in water, while the nonpolar halogens bromine and chlorine are soluble in water?
I greatly appreciate your help