Organic Chemistry (8th Edition)

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

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

Answer

The compound on the left will have a higher boiling point because of the larger surface area.

Work Step by Step

The compound on the left will have a higher boiling point because of the larger surface area. Both the compounds have hydrogen bonding. However, the compound on the right has a branched chain. The compound on the left has long chain, giving it larger surface area and stronger london dispersion forces. Thus, higher boiling point.
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