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Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by VandyDerm, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. VandyDerm

    VandyDerm Banned

    Jan 19, 2008
    just curious....do shorter chains and more double bonds increase solubility in the aqeous medium...nto sure, but had a question on this.... thakns
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  3. HolyGrail

    HolyGrail A magnum opus suscipio 2+ Year Member

    Jun 1, 2008
    At the Right Hand
    Like dissolves like.

    More double bonds will make a non-polar molecule more soluble in water. More non-polar sidechains are going to make the molecule just fall out of solution, while more polar sidechains will allow the molecule to become more soluble, so it really depends.

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