Smith 3rd Ed. (2010)
CH 3: Introduction to Organic Molecules and Functional Groups

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.)