Problem: Rationalize the trend in water solubility for the following simple alcohols:

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methanol  1 C

ethanol  2 C

propanol  3 C

butanol  4 C

pentanol  5 C

hexanol  6 C

heptanol  7 C


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Rationalize the trend in water solubility for the following simple alcohols:

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