Chemistry (12th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0132525763
ISBN 13: 978-0-13252-576-3

Chapter 8 - Covalent Bonding - 8 Assessment: 82

Answer

If a compound contains an alcohol (-OH) group, it would contain hydrogen bonds, because the hydrogen would be attracted to the unshared pair on the oxygen. Therefore, its boiling point would be higher - more energy would be required to break them apart. Dimethyl ether cannot contain hydrogen bonds.

Work Step by Step

If a compound contains an alcohol (-OH) group, it would contain hydrogen bonds, because the hydrogen would be attracted to the unshared pair on the oxygen. Therefore, its boiling point would be higher - more energy would be required to break them apart. Dimethyl ether cannot contain hydrogen bonds.
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