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Problem 12: Lipid solubility

Which of the following compounds would you expect to be most soluble in water?

A. CH3-CH2-OH
Correct.
This molecule has the most hydrophilic character with the "OH" group. The compound is the kind of alcohol found in beer and wine, and is very water soluble.

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