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JennLyn6

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carbon chain length versus boiling point
« on: March 21, 2004, 05:21:16 PM »
which of the following have the highest boiling point?
c-c-c-c-oh
c-c-c-oh
c-c-o-c
c-c-c-o-c

Edit: edited title for better indexing. Mitch
« Last Edit: April 24, 2004, 07:07:09 PM by Mitch »

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Re:help please
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2004, 07:29:31 PM »
The longer the chain the higher the boiling point.
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Re:help please
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2004, 04:07:35 AM »
The longer chains and the stronger interactions (eg hydrogen bonds)

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Re:help please
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2004, 08:17:20 AM »
so does the first one have the highest boiling point since it is an alcohol? which one has the lowest boiling point?

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Re:help please
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2004, 09:12:37 AM »
The third one.
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« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2004, 07:51:18 PM »
I would imagine the first one, larger van-derwall attraction along with hydrogen bonding.

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