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One of these two substances is a liquid at room

Introductory Chemistry | 5th Edition | ISBN: 9780321910295 | Authors: Nivaldo J Tro ISBN: 9780321910295 34

Solution for problem 72P Chapter 12

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Problem 72P

PROBLEM 72P

One of these two substances is a liquid at room temperature and the other one is a gas. Which one is the liquid and why ?

CH3OCH3 CH3CH2OH

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Solution 72P

Here, we are going to identify the substance that is liquid at room temperature.

Out of the two compounds given, ethanol(CH3CH2OH) is a liquid.

In case of ethanol(CH3CH2OH), hydrogen bonding(the attractive force which binds hydrogen atom of one molecule with the electronegative atom of another molecule) takes place between the partially positive hydrogen atom and the partially negative oxygen atom as shown below:

Due...

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Chapter 12, Problem 72P is Solved
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Textbook: Introductory Chemistry
Edition: 5
Author: Nivaldo J Tro
ISBN: 9780321910295

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