Subject: Why does acetone dissolve a sytrofoam cup but water will not?
Date: Tue Jan 29 15:12:16 2002
Posted by Dan
Grade level: 10-12
City: Palos Hills State/Province: IL
Area of science: Chemistry
Why is it that a styrofoam cup dissolves in acetone but not in water. Acetone
dissolves in water and styrofoam dissolves in acetone. Does this contradict
the "like dissolves like" idea? How does this work? How does the polarity of
the molecules account for this?
Re: Why does acetone dissolve a sytrofoam cup but water will not?
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