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Why fullerenes are insoluble in water while soluble in methyl benzene?

Why fullerenes are insoluble in water while soluble in methyl benzene?

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Aishwarya
16 Points
5 years ago
Because fullerene is non polar.water is polar solvent.non polar solutes dissolve in non polar solvent.As methyl benzene is non polar fullerene is soluble in it.
Nitesh
102 Points
5 years ago
We know that like dissolves like that is polar substance dissolve in polar solvent and non-polar substance dissolves in non-polar solvent.Since water is polar and fullerine is non-polar so it does not dissolves in water.Methyl benzene is non-polar so it dissolves in.

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