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Boiling point of ethanol is higher than its isomer methane due to the presence of hydrogen bond in ethanol

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Isomer of ethyl alcohol?

methoxy methane is a functional group isomer of ethanol. CH3-O-CH3


What is the isomer of ethanol?

Ethanol has no structural isomer because of its short chain


Why is the boiling point of ethanol higher than its isomer metho-oxy methane?

Because ethanol is a polar molecule AND capable of hydrogen bonding (by C2H5-OH, an asymetric hydroxyl group) resulting in stronger intermolecular forces, it has a higher boiling point than methoxymethane.Methoxymethane is less polar (symetrical H3C-O-CH3, though slightly bent) AND does not have a hydroxyl group, thus no hydrogen bonds between molecules.


Is ethanol a structural isomer?

Yes. Ethanol is a structural isomer of dimethyl ether. CH3OCH3.


What C7H16 isomer has the highest boiling point?

Heptane - longer the chain, higher the boiling point. Least amount of branches, higher the boiling point.


Why trans isomer have high boiling point then cis isomer?

Actually, the cis isomer has a higher boiling point than the trans one because cis isomers are polar and therefore it requires of more heat to break the stronger intermolecular force


Is dimethyl ether a structural isomer?

Yes it is. It's structural isomer is ethanol C2H5OH


Do isomers boiling points increase or decrease with more branching?

Straight chain isomers have higher boiling points, so the more branched the isomer the lower the boiling point.



What is the structural isomer of C8H18 with the lowest boiling point?

In organic chemistry, alkanes such as C8H18 have structural isomers. The more these isomers are branched the lower the boiling point is. The reason for this, is that un-branched alkanes have a higher mass area, they are more likely to have more potential points of attachments for other atoms or molecules which would then raise intramolecular forces thus increasing boiling points. The structural isomer of C8H18 that has the boiling point is systematically known as 2,2,3,3-tetramethylbutane.


Would a cis or trans isomer have a higher boiling point?

Cis-isomers generally have higher boiling points. The Latin prefix cis- means "on the same side." This generally means the molecule will have a greater concentration of either a dipole or dispersion forces on one side of the molecule as opposed to another. This will mean the greater probability of that molecule either being polar or having a temporary dipole, which means greater attraction between those molecules. In a trans-isomer, which means "across from," you will have a certain atom across the molecule from the other, which means often, those potential dipoles or dispersion forces will "cancel each other out," meaning less probability for attraction between molecules.


How do you account for these facts N-butyl alcohol has a much higher boiling point than its isomer di-ethyl ether yet both compounds have the same solubility in water?

n-butyl alcohol has a higher boiling point than di-ethyl ether because there is more hydrogen bonding in n-butyl alcohol which results in a higher energy needed to break the intermolecular hydrogen bonds.


What are the properties of geometric isomers?

Geometrical isomerism is a space isomerism which is noticed in the organic compounds having double bond and arises because of restricted or hindered rotation of the atoms or groups about double bond. Geometrical isomers differ in their physical and chemical properties. Melting point and stability of the cis isomers are lower than those of the trans isomer. Boiling point, solubility, density, dipole moment, refractive index and heat of combustion are higher for the cis isomer than the trans isomer.


Are there any isomers for CH4?

It's trivially true that every compound that exists has at least one isomer. If you're asking are there any other isomers for methane, then the answer is no.


What is the isomers for C2H6O?

Ethanol CH3-CH2-OHDimethylether CH3-O-CH3(note: in both ethanol and dimethylether since there are 20 electrons in C2H6O the O electrons will have 2 lone pairs in both isomer structures).Hope this helps!




The isomer of c4h9oh with the lowest boiling point?

2-methyl propan-2-olIt has the most branched structre so it has weaker van der waals



Is cacl2 an isomer?

No. CaCl2 is neither ans isomer, nor does it have isomers.


An isomer of a compound with the formula c2h6 would have the formula?

C2H6 and isomer would have the same simple chemical formula. In the case of this molecule though, an isomer is not possible.


Why is trans isomer more stable than cis isomer?

Because , Cis isomer are same group on same side of the c=c bond . & those are bulky group on the same side , they are formed steric repulsion to each other then Cis isomer are less stable than trans isomer is same group of opposite side of c=c bond no formation of steric repulsion to each other. and trans isomer is more stable than Cis isomer.....





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