properties of alcohols and types of alcohols

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  • Created on: 13-03-13 20:06

Properties of alcohols

  • they can form dipoles and hydrogen bonds with each other
  • they have higher boiling points than alkanes because they make hydrogen bonds which require large amount of energy to break the bonds and therefore increasing the boiling points.
  • Solubility decreases as the chain lenght increases because there are less hydrogen bonds per carbon atom.
  • the viscousity of alcohols increases as their chain lenght increases beacause the intermolecular bonds in them…


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