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Which one of the following is/are regarding solubility of alkanes?

A
Insoluble in water
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Soluble in various organic solvent
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C
Both (a) and (b)
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D
Insoluble in Carbon Tetrachloride
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Solution

The correct option is C Both (a) and (b)
The solibulity of a molecule depends on whether it is a polar molecule or a non-polar molecule. So, polar molecule are soluble in polar solvents and non-polar molecule are soluble in other non-polar solvents.
Alkanes (non-polar) are insoluble in water (polar).
Alkanes (non-polar) are soluble in various organic solvents (non-polar) for example: Benzene. Ether etc.
Hence option (a) and (b)are correct.

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