Why Is Vinegar Soluble In Water?


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amber Jhon Profile
amber Jhon answered
A general view about the ionic and covalent molecules is that they do not react with each other. Surprisingly, vinegar which has covalent bond but still it is miscible in water which is an ionic compound. The reason of the solubility of vinegar in water is that vinegar is an acid which is produced from acetic acid CH3COOH. Therefore, the ionic component of acetic acid is dissolved in water and that's why vinegar is soluble in water.
nicholas suchomel Profile
That answer is completely wrong in multiple ways. Water is a covalent molecule. Not ionic. Water dissolves ionic compounds with no problem. NaCl ionic compound know as salt. Have you ever heard of salt water. Solubility is based on waters polarity. Carbon double bonded to oxygen and carbon bonded to a hydroxyl (OH) are both polar. Since both molecules are polar they are miscible

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