Formulae on Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers


 


1
Boiling point of alcohols are much higher than those of alkenes, halo alkenes or ethers of comparable molecular masses. This is because in alcohols intermolecular hydrogen bonding exists due to which a large amount of energy is required to break these bonds.



2
Alcohols and Phenols consist of two parts, an alkyl/aryl group and a hydroxyl group. The properties of alcohols and phenols are due to the -OH group.



   3
The order of reactivity of hydrogen halides is HI > HBr > HCl.



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