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  1. #1 Why does non-polar dissolve in non-polar? 
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    "Like dissolves like"

    I understand why polar dissolves in polar (since the polar ends attract the other polar ends)

    but why does non-polar dissolve in non-polar?


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  3. #2 nonpolar dissolving 
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    Nonpolar solutions aren't attracted to align in a certain way, but because the fact that they have no specific attraction, no specific preference to location, they don't repel each other, they can mix.

    But since they aren't attracted either, they probably are not as easily evenly dispersed as polar solutions.


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