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Is the book wrong ? - To do with Hydrogen bonding and polymers Watch

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    I was going over some stuff in chem and came across this.

    http://i.imgur.com/ocpvlHs.png?1?4201

    I understand that its solubility will decrease if the number of OH group decreases but after that it says if there are too many more covalent H-bonding will occur (TURE) but then it says it will become insoluble ? How do ? more OH groups mean more H-bonding with water so if anything it becomes 100% soluble right ?
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    That book has confused me now :curious:
    How can something become insoluble in water if it's creating loads of H bonds WITH water... AHHH :banghead:
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    If there are so many -OH groups it's creating too many hydrogen bonds with itself, so the intermolecular forces between the polymer chains are too high to be broken apart by the water.
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    (Original post by T-GiuR)
    I was going over some stuff in chem and came across this.

    http://i.imgur.com/ocpvlHs.png?1?4201

    I understand that its solubility will decrease if the number of OH group decreases but after that it says if there are too many more covalent H-bonding will occur (TURE) but then it says it will become insoluble ? How do ? more OH groups mean more H-bonding with water so if anything it becomes 100% soluble right ?
    Yep thats correct. The book isn't wrong
 
 
 
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