Physical Properties

Alcohol Phenol And Ether of Class 12


Alcohols are soluble in water due to formation of H – bonding between water & them. As the molecular mass increases, the alkyl group become larger which resists the formation of H – bonds with water molecules and hence the solubility goes an decreasing.

Boiling Point

Intermolecular H – bonding is present between alcohol molecules. This makes high boiling point.

Physical Properties

Amongst the isomeric alcohol the order of boiling point 1° > 2° > 3° alcohol.

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