According to data dipole moment of acetonitrile is around 4 while that of methanol is 1.7 but is said that acetonitrile is more soluble in non polar solvent that methanol.

But shouldn't methanol be more soluble because it has lower dipole moment?

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    $\begingroup$ Dipole moment is just one of factors. More important factor is hydrogen bond between methanol molecules, similarly as for water molecules. $\endgroup$
    – Poutnik
    Feb 17 at 7:53


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