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Solution - Give Reasons for the Following : Boiling Point of Ethanol is Higher in Comparison to Methoxymethane. - CBSE (Science) Class 12 - Chemistry

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Give reasons for the following : Boiling point of ethanol is higher in comparison to methoxymethane.

Solution

Ethanol forms intermolecular hydrogen bonds due to the presence of hydrogen attached to the electronegative oxygen atom. As a result, ethanol exists as associated molecules while methoxymethane does not. Hence, the boiling point of ethanol is higher than that of methoxymethane.

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Solution for question: Give Reasons for the Following : Boiling Point of Ethanol is Higher in Comparison to Methoxymethane. concept: Physical and Chemical Properties of Alcohols and Phenols. For the courses CBSE (Science), PUC Karnataka Science
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