Ethyl Alcohol vs Methyl Alcohol

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Austin Clack
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Ethyl Alcohol vs Methyl Alcohol

Postby Austin Clack » Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:24 pm

Why does ethyl alcohol have a high boiling point than methyl alcohol?

Their respective formulas are CH3CH2OH and CH3OH.

Rachel-Weisz3C
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Re: Ethyl Alcohol vs Methyl Alcohol

Postby Rachel-Weisz3C » Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:44 pm

Ethyl alcohol is a larger compound, as you can see in its formula, this means that the LDF/VDW forces that are acting on it are stronger than those forces present in the Methyl alcohol, therefore making it more difficult to dissociate, which is why the boiling point is higher.


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