In one of my organic chemistry experiments, I synthesized tetracyclone (Tetraphenylcyclopentadienone), and we were supposed to dissolve it in DCM to do our TLC.
DCM is polar and looking at the structure of tetracyclone I think it is non polar, isn't there a saying that "like dissolves like"? Then how could tetracyclone dissolve in DCM?
Below is the structure of DCM and tetracyclone:
Edit: After searching online, I found that due to the lack in ability to form hydrogen bonds, we treat DCM as a non polar solvent, even though it is weakly polar.