Organic Chemistry (8th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321768418
ISBN 13: 978-0-32176-841-4

Chapter 2 - Structure and Properties of Organic Molecules - Problems: Problem 2-17 b

Answer

The second compound will have a higher boiling point because of hydrogen bonding.

Work Step by Step

The second compound will have a higher boiling point because it has a O-H bond. Due to presence of this bond there will be hydrogen bonding between the molecules of this compound. The hydrogen bonding makes the intermolecular bonding stronger and hence contributes to higher boiling point.
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