Textbook: Loudon 5th Ed. (2009)

Chapter 8: Introduction to Alkyl Halides, Alcohols, Ethers, Thiols, and Sulfides

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Individual Problems

Problem # 1287

Rank each set of compounds in order of decreasing boiling point (1 = highest boiling point):

a) ethane, n-octane, n-pentane

b) n-butane, 1-butanol, 1-chlorobutane.

c) n-octane, 2-methylheptane, 2,5-dimethylhexane


(Note that the n- prefix before an alkane just means that it's one chain, without any branching.)

Problem # 697

Rank the following compounds in order of decreasing boiling point.

Also, make a guess about their relative solubilities in water. Explain your reasoning.