Explain the differences in the solubilities of the gases in the table by completing the following sentences.

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  • 1. Compared to oxygen, nitrogen's __________ makes it more difficult for water molecules to the surround nitrogen molecules. 
    2. The high solubility of sulfur dioxide can be explained by its ____________. 
    3. Nitric oxide is more soluble than nitrogen and oxygen because of its _______________. 
    4. Compared to nitrogen, the ___________ of ethylene makes it more soluble in water. 

    CHOICES are: 
    a. shorter bond length 
    b. ability to react with water 
    c. larger molecular size 
    d. polarity

    a, b, d, c.