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    I'm presuming not but any confirmation?
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    no its not, they are immisible i belive
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    It is miscible in alcohol. The best place to look for information like this is in Section 9 of the MSDS.
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    (Original post by Revd. Mike)
    It is miscible in alcohol. The best place to look for information like this is in Section 9 of the MSDS.
    How can it be, it cannot form H bonds with the ethanol, so the bonds formed will not be energetically stable to counteract the bonds needed to be broken for it to dissolve?
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    (Original post by guitarmike456)
    How can it be, it cannot form H bonds with the ethanol, so the bonds formed will not be energetically stable to counteract the bonds needed to be broken for it to dissolve?
    No idea, I'll wait for a chemist to come along and answer that!
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    don't know, ask your chem teacher
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    polar solvents dissolve polar and ionic substances. Non-polar solvents dissolve non-polar substances. Ethanol is polar due to the OH group, Benzene isn't because all partial charges are symmetrical in space. Therefore it shouldn't dissolve in ethanol. (Apologies if a little long winded. wanted to explain properly)
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    Ethanol and benzene are miscible. Ethanol mixes with all common solvents as the OH group H-bonds with polar stuff and the ethyl chain gives it enough "greasiness" to mix with non-polar stuff.

    (Original post by CM23925)
    polar solvents dissolve polar and ionic substances. Non-polar solvents dissolve non-polar substances. Ethanol is polar due to the OH group, Benzene isn't because all partial charges are symmetrical in space. Therefore it shouldn't dissolve in ethanol. (Apologies if a little long winded. wanted to explain properly)
    Your explanation generally works with most solvent combinations but short chain alcohols (with the exception of methanol) can mix with everything. If you imagine a liquid with 10^23 molecules of ethanol, there's a lot more carbon in there than oxygen so there's still quite a lot of hydrocarbon character which makes it miscible with non-polar substances as well.
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    (Original post by Kyri)
    Ethanol and benzene are miscible. Ethanol mixes with all common solvents as the OH group H-bonds with polar stuff and the ethyl chain gives it enough "greasiness" to mix with non-polar stuff.



    Your explanation generally works with most solvent combinations but short chain alcohols (with the exception of methanol) can mix with everything. If you imagine a liquid with 10^23 molecules of ethanol, there's a lot more carbon in there than oxygen so there's still quite a lot of hydrocarbon character which makes it miscible with non-polar substances as well.
    well true. alcohols are generally insoluble in fairness because of the amount of hydrocarbon. i know ethanol is soluble in water because it is such a short hydrocarbon chain whereas past about butanol I think it is, it starts to be insoluble. I didn't know it worked the other way as well though so there's my error.
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    Short answer - no.
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    (Original post by mobius323)
    Short answer - no.
    Except that's incorrect ^^^
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    (Original post by mobius323)
    Short answer - no.
    Hello....

    You clearly did not bother to read through the thread.

    There are a couple of learned gents (Kyri & Revd. Mike) who not only confirmed that ethanol and benzene are miscible, but also provided you with

    a) an explanation why ......... and
    b) a reference

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    no. benzene is non-polar whereas ethanol is polar, they can't form hydrogen bonds. therefore the two don't mix.
    :kitty: xoxoxox
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    (Original post by golddust&lipgloss)
    no. benzene is non-polar whereas ethanol is polar. therefore the two don't mix.
    Christ, have you read any of this thread at all? For example, where a couple of us posted that it is miscible and why, then corrected someone else who didn't read the thread, and then charco's reply directly above yours?
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    two things

    1) solubility is not "on" or "off" Things don't either dissolve other things or not dissolve them. Solubility is a property and can be anything from incredibly low (eg nylon in water) or very high (sucrose in water). So rather that saying is it soluble ?, better to ask how soluble is it ?

    2) miscible and soluble are not two different things. Some posts on here implied that two things could be miscible, bit not soluble.

    oh, and golddust&lipgloss and mobius323 please read the thread
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    Wow, people crying when people make mistakes. Sheesh.
 
 
 
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