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Which statement accurately describes part of the dissolving process of a polar solute in water?

A. Solute molecules repel water molecules.

B. Water molecules surround solute molecules.

C. Water molecules are strongly attracted to nonpolar substances.

B. Solute molecules remain concentrated in one part of the solvent.

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Answer: B. Water molecules surround solute molecules.

In the solubility of substances, the law that “like dissolves like” is strictly adhered to. Polar compounds are therefore soluble in polar solvents and non-polar compounds are soluble in non-polar solvents. Water is a polar solvent and then an excellent solvent for polar solutes. Water cannot dissolve non-polar solutes. When polar solutes are dissolved in water, they are surrounded by water molecules and as a result of the high dielectric constant of water, the polar molecules are separated from one another and eventually get dissolved in the water.

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