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Unformatted text preview: The most common measure of solvent polarity is
dielectric constant. • Dielectric constant: A measure of a solvent’s
ability to insulate opposite charges from one
– The greater the value of the dielectric constant of a
solvent, the smaller the interaction between ions of
opposite charge dissolved in that solvent.
– Polar solvent: dielectric constant > 15.
– Nonpolar solvent: dielectric constant < 15. 23 Aprotic Solvents Organic Lecture Series 24 Protic Solvents Organic
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This test prep was uploaded on 03/04/2014 for the course CHEMISTRY 310m taught by Professor Iverson during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.
- Fall '08