Structural isomerism, with 1-propanol and 2-propanol as examples. Determine which of these properties would distinguish these two substances: (a) boiling point, (b) combustion analysis results, (c) molecular weight, (d) density at a given temperature and pressure.
Step-by-step solution Step 1 of 6 Step 2 of 6 (a) Boiling point of a molecule depends on the structure of the molecule because depending on the structure of the molecule interactions between molecules depend. The boiling point of 1-propanol is 97°C And 2-propanol is 82°C- Step 3 of 6 (b)Combustion analysis results of the compound depend on the type of atoms and number of atoms in the compound. The molecules, 1-propanol and 2-propanol, have same number of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen atoms. Thus, the combustion analysis of both the compounds gives same result.