why is orthonitrophenol more volatile than paranitrophenol?

Asked by avinash rautaray | 14th Jun, 2013, 04:19: PM

Expert Answer:

Ortho nitrophenol is more volatile than para nitrophenol because O-Nitrophenol has intramolecular hydrogen bonding whereas para nitrophenol has inter molecular H bonding and so boils relatively at higher temperature. 

 

Answered by  | 18th Jun, 2013, 12:25: PM

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