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Give Reasons for the Following: Butan-1-ol Has a Higher Boiling Point than Diethyl Ether. - Chemistry

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Give reasons for the following: Butan-1-ol has a higher boiling point than diethyl ether.

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Solution

Butan-1-ol has a higher boiling point because it contains a hydroxyl group which is capable of hydrogen bonding. Molecules of diethyl ether are incapable of forming hydrogen bonds with each other.

Concept: Physical and Chemical Properties of Alcohols and Phenols
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