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Arrange the following in the increasing order of their boiling points: CH3CHO, CH3COOH, CH3CH2OH - Chemistry

Arrange the following in the increasing order of their boiling points: CH3CHO, CH3COOH, CH3CH2OH

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Solution

The boiling point of a compound depends on intermolecular hydrogen bonding. It is the most in acetic acid, followed by ethanol and then acetaldehyde.

CH3CHO < CH3CH2OH < CH3COOH

Concept: Physical Properties of Aldehydes and Ketones
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