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