First of all, I know that increasing the molecular mass decreases the solubility of that compound wrt, of another compound of the homologous series in organic chemistry. My question is how?
My text says:-
The solubility of carbonyl compounds in water is due to H-bonding. An increase in molecular weight of carbonyl compounds (Take any other compound. I was doing carbonyl compounds and came across this) shows an increase in hydrophobic character of alkyl chain which ultimately predominates over H-bonding and thus decreases solubility.