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35. 

Most soluble in water is

[A]. camphor
[B]. sulphur
[C]. common salt
[D]. sugar

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

No answer description available for this question.

Tara Bhushan said: (Dec 20, 2010)  
I am not satisfy with this answer. Please clear it.

Balakrishna said: (Jan 26, 2011)  
I felt that Ionic compounds are extremely soluble in water than polar covalent compounds sugar soluble in water due to hydrogen bonding whereas salt is purely a ionic compound. So most soluble compound from the given options I felt is common salt.

Dr. S S Upadhyay said: (Feb 2, 2011)  
I am also not satisfied with given ans.

Mahima said: (Feb 5, 2011)  
I feel the answer should be common salt.

Tanisha said: (Apr 23, 2011)  
I m not satisfy with this ans. How sugar is most soluble in water I think ans. Is common salt please clear it.

Pulkit said: (May 15, 2011)  
Please explain it further.

Neeraj said: (Jun 9, 2011)  
I also think it is common salt.

Shivangi said: (Jun 28, 2011)  
It is sugar due to strong hydrogen bonding.

Nikhil said: (Jul 17, 2011)  
Rather than thinking of sugar dissolving "faster" than salt, look at the situation as a matter of how much of each dissolves. In other words, a greater weight of sugar will dissolve in a fixed quantity of water than will salt in that same amount of water. Simpler still, sugar is more soluble than salt. Factors that influence the amount of each that will dissolve (and the speed at which they dissolve) are the nature of the solutes themselves, the temperature and purity of the water, and whether the solution is stirred during the dissolution process.

Salt is an ionic compound -- that is, the sodium and chloride parts are charged particles, Na+ and Cl-. The bonds that join these ions in the crystal are very strong. That's why salt is so very hard to melt. Sugar melts easily because the bonds that hold those molecules together in the solid (crystalline state) are much weaker.

What is true in the solid state is not necessarily evident when these materials are asked to dissolve in water. Both the ions comprising salt and molecules of sugar can interact with water once these particles are freed from their crystalline states by the dissolution process. Once dissolved and free to move within the solution, the bonds between sugar molecules and water are more numerous in number than those that can form between the Na+ and Cl- ions in salt. So, as sugar molecules dissolve from the crystal, they are immediately surrounded by water molecules that insulate them from recombining with the crystal. This also happens when the ions of salt are free of the crystal. Even so, the opportunities for bonding with water molecules are fewer with salt than with sugar because the ions are very small when compared to the size of sugar molecules.

The initially stronger ionic bonds in salt and the more numerous water-sugar bonds that form after dissolution gives sugar the solubility edge. Thus the greater solubility of sugar over salt.

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_is_sugar_more_soluble_than_salt

Krishna Dhote said: (Oct 19, 2011)  
I also think it is common salt HOW CAN SUGAR

Janvi said: (Oct 21, 2011)  
Due to bonding in elements salt has stronger bond but suger has weaker. If we take grinded suger it will take less time.

Sudip said: (Nov 5, 2011)  
I think it shouuld be common salt. Thank you.

Shoaib said: (Nov 19, 2011)  
Sugar is correct ans. b'coz it has -OH group which has a partial negetive charge
When this partial -ve charge comes in contact with partial +ve bar of oxygen of H2O forms a new bond & also forms a shield arond it.
This shield protect it 4rm rest of sugar molecule & helps it to avoid becoming again sugar crystal.

In case of NaCl only few particles disolves & again regain there orignal str'.

Perez said: (Mar 22, 2012)  
Thank you Nikhil, Shoaib and Janvi for giving the information.

Kriti said: (Jul 5, 2012)  
Sugar is chemically called sucrose, which is easily soluble in water.

Deepak said: (Jul 10, 2012)  
I did this experiment and sugar is the most soluble in boiling hot water.

This was my experiment:.

Sugar: I had to stir each tea spoon of sugar for quite a while but amazingly it was the most soluble out of all the substances I put in the boiling hot water. I put 7 teaspoons of sugar into half a glass of boiling hot water.

Salt: On the 1st tea spoon the salt dissolved really quickly so I thought that it would be the most soluble but at the 3rd tea spoon it wouldn't dissolve anymore.

Shilpa said: (Sep 20, 2012)  
Salt is an ionic compound -- that is, the sodium and chloride parts are charged particles, Na+ and Cl-. The.
Bonds that join these ions in the crystal are very strong. That's why salt is so very hard to melt. Sugar.
Melts easily because the bonds that hold those molecules together in the solid (crystalline state) are much.
Weaker.

Haranadh said: (Jul 25, 2013)  
Sugar having formula (C12H22O11), it consist of covalent bond between C-H,

Salt having formula (NaCl) , it consist of Ionic bond between Na-Cl,

For C-H Bond energy is 413 KJ/Mol.

For Na-Cl Bond energy is 756 KJ/Mol.

From this above values of bond energies, sugar is Most soluble than salt.

Vinitha said: (Nov 3, 2013)  
How is sugar most soluble in water than NaCl?

NaCl is an ionic compound.

Bharath said: (Dec 14, 2013)  
Sugar and salt are equally soluble in water. Why did they give sugar as the answer?

Bharath said: (Dec 14, 2013)  
Sugar is organic compound where as salt is ionic compound.

Ramesh Nvs said: (Feb 7, 2014)  
Salt is ionic compound so it is soluble in water heavily.

Sugar is a organic compound and has less solubility.

Garima said: (Apr 9, 2014)  
NaCl is ionic compound.

So should dissolve more in polar solvents like water than sugar which is a covalent compound.

.Rani said: (Apr 25, 2014)  
I am not satisfy with this answer. Please clear it.

Mano said: (Jun 10, 2014)  
Sugar mixed with water to form a homogeneous mixture but salt give heterogeneous that mean two different phase exit in salt solution but sugar solution gives a single phase thats why they given that answer.

Vagadiyaumar said: (Feb 18, 2015)  
Sugar (C12H22O11) is a polar covalent molecule. When it dissolves in water, the weak bonds between the carbon, hydrogen and oxygen atoms are broken. In the process, the bonds in the water molecules are also broken, and inter molecular bonds between the water and sugar molecules can then form. This allows up to 1800 grams of sucrose to dissolve in a mere liter of water.

Salt (NaCl) is an ionic molecule which is formed between a positive ion and a negative ion. The bond between atoms is much stronger than those in a covalent molecule. Consequently, it takes more energy to break the bond between sodium and chlorine. Salt molecules are also smaller than sugar molecules which leaves fewer opportunities for inter molecular bonds to form between salt and water.

Pooja said: (Apr 2, 2015)  
I think its salt, as it is easily soluble and quicker than sugar!

Rahul said: (Apr 14, 2015)  
Just do the experiment at home simple,

Take 2 glass of water and put sugar in one and common salt in other and see which is fast.

Yes, but I also thing that common salt is right because sugar take some time to dissolve in water, on the other hand common salt dissolve in second.

Pari said: (May 30, 2015)  
Same dissolve same. Common salt and water is ionic but sugar have covalent bond. So salt is easily dissolve in water then sugar.

Harsh said: (Jun 16, 2015)  
If we see from the practical point of view NACL is the most appropriate answer.

Jayshrinivaas said: (Aug 1, 2015)  
I m not feeling comfortable with this answer. I think common salt also can be soluble in water?

Vijay Badgujar said: (Aug 18, 2015)  
Sugar (sucrose) contains hydroxyl groups that make hydrogen bonds with the solvent (water) , enhancing its solubility over the non-hydrogen-bonding sodium and chloride ions.

Shahbaz Alam said: (Aug 26, 2015)  
Why the sugar is more soluble than salt give me the answer in a simple way how?

Mithun said: (Aug 26, 2015)  
aCl: Water solubility 359 g/L.

Sugar (sucrose) : Water solubility 2000 g/L.

However, if we look at this on a molar basis:

NaCl: Water solubility 359 g/L.

(359 g/L)/(58.44 g/mol) = 6.4 moles/L.

Sugar (sucrose) : Water solubility (2000 g/L).

(2000 g/L)/(342.30 g/mol) = 5.84 moles/L.

So on a molar basis, the solubility are close and one might conclude that the apparent difference lies in the difference in molar masses.

Therefore, SUGAR.

Dineshkarthikreddy Vajrala said: (Sep 6, 2015)  
No, it was wrong. Answer is common salt.

Vachaspati said: (Dec 7, 2015)  
I am satisfied because salt can be remove by boiling but sugar mix in water and cannot be separated.

Aravind said: (Jan 5, 2016)  
I think salt is also very soluble.

Mayanksoni said: (Feb 13, 2016)  
Salt is more soluble than sugar.

Dileep Kumar said: (Mar 17, 2016)  
Ionic bond much stronger than covalent bond so SUGAR is more soluble than common Salt.

Ankush said: (Mar 29, 2016)  
This dissolve likes that is ionic solute like NaCl, KCL is soluble in polar solvents like water, whereas covalent ones like alkanes are soluble in nonpolar solvents that are organic solvent like benzene, Ccl4 and etc.

Sohum said: (Apr 6, 2016)  
Sugar is right, as u see much more sugar is dissolved in water than salt.

Check in google (which is more soluble in water sugar or salt).

Akshita Jain said: (Apr 16, 2016)  
It's really very helpful, thank you all.

Mudasir said: (May 1, 2016)  
Test with the simple experiment.

Take 2 glass of water and put sugar in one and common salt in other and see which is fast.

Yes, but I also think that common salt is right. Because sugar takes some time to dissolve in water, on the other hand, common salt dissolves in a second.

Darshiit said: (May 18, 2016)  
237 grams of sugar can be added to 100g of water at 20 degrees C.

Kuldip Sharma said: (May 23, 2016)  
No, I am not satisfied with the Sugar.

I think the right answer be Common Salt.

Because I Tried it.

I take two beakers with 500g of water. And try to dissolve salt and sugar in both different.

Beakers I Stir it firmly and I noticed that sugar settle downs but salt is disappeared!

Eshwari said: (May 31, 2016)  
Common salt has some saturation point which is less than the saturation point of sugar.

So, sugar is most soluble in water.

Sankarabi said: (Aug 30, 2016)  
Is the answer correct? I thought that it would have been common salt (NaCl).

Apoorv Agrawal said: (Sep 4, 2016)  
I also think that answer should be NaCl.

Khriezel said: (Sep 27, 2016)  
I think we need an experiment.

Pranay said: (Sep 27, 2016)  
I agree on this answer because solubility is measured by no of grams of a substance that dissolve in a certain volume of H2O.

Madhur said: (Oct 11, 2016)  
I think common salt is right.

Kaneez said: (Nov 20, 2016)  
I also think that the common salt is most soluble in water.

Shylaja said: (Dec 27, 2016)  
I think common salt is the right answer.

Sharukh said: (Mar 22, 2017)  
Even I think SALT would be a better answer.

Rks said: (May 9, 2017)  
According to me, comman salt is correct.

Nandi said: (Jul 23, 2017)  
I think it is common salt.

S.Vasanthi said: (Jul 24, 2017)  
Because the molecules present in sugar is less.

Kalyan said: (Aug 26, 2017)  
NaCl is an ionic compound. Ionic compouns are likely to souble in water.

Gautam Kumar said: (Mar 7, 2018)  
Much more sugar will dissolve than salt. There will be more undissolved salt than sugar left in the cups. Note: Solubility is normally measured by the number of grams of a substance that dissolves in a certain volume of water at a given temperature.

Shadan said: (Mar 16, 2018)  
In practically you see sea water contain salt.

When Evoprized Salt give so salt not soluble than sugar.

Because sugar can not extrat from any water but salt extract becouse salt not disslove completely.

Vishnu said: (Apr 15, 2018)  
No, I think that common salt is correct answer.

Sanjeev said: (Aug 21, 2018)  
How it can be only sugar not salt?

Naveen said: (Sep 8, 2018)  
We know that solid solution are of two type.

1) substitutional solid solution.
2) international solid solution.

In substitutional solid solution, the element that is solute A is distributed in between the solvent B particles.

Again substitution solution is divided into 2 types.

1) order solution.
2) disorder solution.

In order solution, the solute particle arranged in the form of a regular pattern.

Eg sugar with water.

In disorder, the solute atoms dissolve but randomly dissolve in between the solvent atoms.

So, The answer is sugar.

Saif said: (Oct 4, 2018)  
NaCl: water solubility 359 g/L.

Sugar (sucrose): water solubility 2000 g/L.

However, if we look at this on a molar basis:
NaCl: water solubility 359 g/L.
(359 g/L)/(58.44 g/mol) = 6.14 moles/L.

Sugar (sucrose): water solubility 2000 g/L)/(2000 g/L)/(342.30 g/mol) = 5.84 moles/L.

So on a molar basis, the solubilities are close and one might conclude that the apparent difference lies in the difference in molar masses.

Therefore, SUGAR.

Sarah said: (Nov 6, 2018)  
As per my knowledge, Sugar is the correct answer.

Laya said: (Nov 12, 2018)  
How can sugar be most soluble in water than common salt? Please explain.

Anya said: (Dec 24, 2018)  
Guys sugar is correct answer because bonds of sugar are weaker than salt that's why sugar is correct answer.

Aditya Ashutosh said: (Jun 2, 2019)  
Here, It should be common salt.

Dino said: (Jul 1, 2019)  
@Nikkhil.

I agreed your point they are ionic substances. Thanks.

Sujith said: (Nov 1, 2019)  
Sugar is most soluble in water because, it has six hydroxyl groups which mean it can make numerous hydrogen bonds with water, contributing to its high solubility.

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