Asked Dec 24, 2019

Explain the observed trend in the melting points of the following three isomeric alcohols: (CH3)2CHCH2OH (-108 °C), CH3CH2CH2CH2OH (-90 °C), (CH3)3COH (26 °C).


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The melting point of (CH3)2CHCH2OH is -1080C.

The melting point of CH3CH2CH2CH2OH is -900C.

The melting point of (CH3)...

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