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Give an example of a chemical compound that dissolves in ethanol.


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Magnesium chloride(MgCl2) dissolves in Ethanol:-

  1. Alcohols are polar solvents because the hydroxyl group present in them forms hydrogen bonding, and also they have a covalent character.
  2. Ethanol(CH3CH2OH) is a polar solvent.
  3. Magnesium chloride due to its polar nature dissolves in polar solvents.
  4. As a result of this Magnesium chloride(MgCl2) dissolves in Ethanol.

Therefore, Magnesium chloride(MgCl2) dissolves in Ethanol


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