Chemistry 12th Edition

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 0078021510
ISBN 13: 978-0-07802-151-0

Chapter 12 - Physical Properties of Solutions - Questions & Problems - Page 556: 12.117


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We know that in the given scenario, the total volume is less than the sum of the volumes of both ethanol and water, and hence we can conclude that there must be intermolecular forces that cause an overall smaller volume.
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