Which has high boiling point and why?
butan-2-ol or butan-1-ol

Asked by Parvee Srivastava | 7th Sep, 2014, 01:57: PM

Expert Answer:

Butan-1-ol (1170C) has high boiling than butan-2-ol (1080C).
This is because of the branching in the butan-2-ol molecule which makes the van der Waals attraction less effective than butan-1-ol.

Answered by Arvind Diwale | 7th Sep, 2014, 05:46: PM

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