Can someone explain to me why HCl dissociates in water but not in an organic substance such as methylbenzene.
It is a common 3 marker.
Dissociation - iGCSE Chemistry Watch
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- 18-05-2016 18:35
- 18-05-2016 18:49
As water is polar, the positive H+ ions and negative Cl- ions are attracted in opposite directions, causing the HCl to split. Methylbenzene is not polar so this doesn't happen.