Describe Solubility of Alkanes, Alkenes and Alkynes - QS Study
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Solubility of Alkanes, Alkenes and Alkynes:

Solubility of Alkanes

  • Alkanes are insoluble in water because they are non-polar.
  • They are soluble in various organic solvent. Example: Benzene. ether etc.
  • Solubility of alkanes show a gradual decrease with increase in the molecular mass (chain lengths)

Solubility of Alkene

  • Alkenes are Insoluble in water because they are also non-polar and covalent compound.
  • Alkenes are Soluble in various organic solvent. Example: Benzene, ether, alcohol etc.

Solubility of Alkynes

  • Insoluble in water.
  • Soluble in various organic solvent