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    Why are mixtures of water and carbon tetrachloride described as immiscible?
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    CCl4 can't form H-bonds to water.

    Water doesn't want to have to form idid to CCl4.
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    (Original post by marthahughes4)
    Why are mixtures of water and carbon tetrachloride described as immiscible?
    Immiscible just means that the substances don't form a mixture. If you shake water and CCl4 together and let the mixture stand, they will separate out quite quickly.
    This is commonly the case between water and non-polar (organic) solvents such as CCl4.
    You will have come across examples of other non-polar solvents that don't mix with water: petrol, paraffin, many vegetable oils, motor oils...and more
 
 
 
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