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Wed January 04, 2012 By: Rachit Nanda

Why carboxylic acids have higher boiling points then alcohols?

Expert Reply
Wed January 04, 2012

Carboxylic acids have higher boiling points then alcohols due to more extensive association of carboxylic acid molecules through intermolecular hydrogen bonding. The hydrogen bonds are not broken completely even in the vapour phase.

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