||04-15-2012 03:34 PM
If you look at the question, it asks you which compound is NOT soluble in water, but soluble in HCl or HBr. 2-octanamine is NOT water soluble because it has a long carbon chain (the rule of thumb is a carbon chain of 3 or longer on an amine is not water soluble). However, it is soluble in HCl or HBr, bc the amine group is more easily protonated, once protonated, it will become charged and become soluble in water.
I'm not sure where it says 2-octanone is soluble in water... but I would think it's not. But then again we could be referring to different versions of the Destroyer. I'm referring to the 2012 version. You should specify next time!