Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321910419
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-041-7

Chapter 11 - Liquids and Intermolecular Forces - Exercises - Page 472: 11.6a


Ethyl methyl ether has lower IMFs and therefore a much lower boiling point.

Work Step by Step

While both molecules have the same molecular formulas, their atoms are arranged in different ways. Ethyl methyl ether has O atoms that are not directly attached to the H, preventing hydrogen bonding.
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