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Offline ComradeLenin

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Phenol melting point
« on: November 24, 2021, 01:36:29 PM »
Can anyone explain me why phenol's melting point is lower than benzene's one? Many thanks in advance

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Re: Phenol melting point
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2021, 02:13:32 PM »
Can you suggest any reasons?

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Re: Phenol melting point
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2021, 02:41:23 PM »
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Can anyone explain me why phenol's melting point is lower than benzene's one? Many thanks in advance
Because it is higher.

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Re: Phenol melting point
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2021, 10:32:15 PM »
Phenol
Properties
Chemical formula  C6H6O
Molar mass  94.113 g/mol
Density  1.07 g/cm3
Melting point  40.5 °C (104.9 °F; 313.6 K)
Boiling point1  81.7 °C (359.1 °F; 454.8 K)
Oc1ccccc1

Benzene
Properties
Chemical formula  C6H6
Molar mass  78.114 g·mol−1
Density  0.8765(20) g/cm3[2]
Melting point  5.53 °C (41.95 °F; 278.68 K)
Boiling point  80.1 °C (176.2 °F; 353.2 K)
c1ccccc1


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