We’re asked to determine which of the compounds shown has the highest surface tension at a given temperature.
Surface tension is a physical property where the molecules in the surface of a liquid are pulled inward, and it's the result of Intermolecular forces.
There are 5 major types of intermolecular forces, ordered from the strongest to the weakest as follows:
Arrange the alcohols in order of decreasing surface tension.
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