The reason behind ethane being gas and ethanol being liquid at room temperature is to be explained. Concept Introduction: A molecule can be a gas or a liquid depending upon the intermolecular forces that exist between them. Hydrogen bonding takes place between those molecules which contain an electronegative atom, like N, O, and F, to which a hydrogen atom is attached.

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Chemistry In Focus

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Chemistry In Focus

6th Edition
Tro + 3 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305084476

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Chapter 6, Problem 62E
Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The reason behind ethane being gas and ethanol being liquid at room temperature is to be explained.

Concept Introduction:

A molecule can be a gas or a liquid depending upon the intermolecular forces that exist between them. Hydrogen bonding takes place between those molecules which contain an electronegative atom, like N, O, and F, to which a hydrogen atom is attached.

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