Why are most painkillers soluble in water?


Asked on August 23, 2016 in Chemistry.
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Most of the painkillers are soluble in water as long straight non-polar hydrocarbon chains are considered to be hydrophobic. They do not want to dissolve in water and have the properties of oils. Also, the opioid structures that make up painkillers  as they are all roughly similar with variations as they target the same receptors, are fairly polar molecules which are very soluble in water.

Answered on August 23, 2016.
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