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Saturday, November 7, 2020

Why halogens are insoluble in water ?

Halogens (X2) are "non polar" in nature , they are insoluble in water (polar solvent) but in soluble in non polar solvents  like CCl4, C6H6, and CS2 etc.
(1): But Fluorine is soluble in water due to its high oxidizing nature, decomposition even water and form ozonides oxygen.
(2): To increase the solubility of Iodine in water, potassium iodide (KI) is added

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