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    I know how polar dissolves polar - because of attraction between delta positive and negative ions with atoms. I know how like dissolves like etc.

    But how do non-polar substances dissolve in non-polar solvents? Like, how does it actually happen? If you require a specific example then, how does wax dissolve in cyclohexane?
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    Bonds in the solvent and solute break and van der waal forces of attraction form between the solvated substance and the solvent.
 
 
 

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