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    Which of these solvents is most likely to be warmed by microwave radiation?
    A Hexane
    B Cyclohexane
    C Cyclohexanol
    D Cyclohexene

    Please can someone explain this to me? It seemed so random, what topic is this supposed to be from?
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    Hi

    I've moved this to the Chemistry study help forum where it's more likely to get an answer.

    Good luck!
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    (Original post by The Learn Ranger)
    Hi

    I've moved this to the Chemistry study help forum where it's more likely to get an answer.

    Good luck!

    Thanks! I'm not usually lucky with responses
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    (Original post by blueangel328)
    Which of these solvents is most likely to be warmed by microwave radiation?
    A Hexane
    B Cyclohexane
    C Cyclohexanol
    D Cyclohexene

    Please can someone explain this to me? It seemed so random, what topic is this supposed to be from?
    Microwave and IR radiation can only interact with polar molecules. Which of these is polar?
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    (Original post by charco)
    Microwave and IR radiation can only interact with polar molecules. Which of these is polar?
    Cyclohexanol
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    (Original post by blueangel328)
    Cyclohexanol
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    (Original post by blueangel328)
    Which of these solvents is most likely to be warmed by microwave radiation?
    A Hexane
    B Cyclohexane
    C Cyclohexanol
    D Cyclohexene

    Please can someone explain this to me? It seemed so random, what topic is this supposed to be from?
    cyclohexanol. it contains a polar OH bond which can absorb IR radiation. the bonds in other molecules are non polar. therefore, IR radiation cannot be absorbed.
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    (Original post by therecovery)
    cyclohexanol. it contains a polar OH bond which can absorb IR radiation. the bonds in other molecules are non polar. therefore, IR radiation cannot be absorbed.
    Thanks so much for the explanation! It's very clear indeed
 
 
 
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