Problem: The following molecules have the same molecular formula (C3H8O), but different chemical structures.propanolethyl methyl etherOne of these molecules has a normal boiling point of 97.2˚C, while the other one has a normal boiling point of 10.8˚C. Assign each molecule to its normal boiling point. [Sections 11.2 and 11.5]

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We are asked to assign each molecule to its normal boiling point.


propanol → alcohol → R-O-H

ethyl methyl ether → Ether → R-O-R


↑ Intermolecular force, ↑ boiling point. 


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The following molecules have the same molecular formula (C3H8O), but different chemical structures.



propanolethyl methyl ether


One of these molecules has a normal boiling point of 97.2˚C, while the other one has a normal boiling point of 10.8˚C. Assign each molecule to its normal boiling point. [Sections 11.2 and 11.5]

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