Chemistry-
General
Easy

Question

Ethanol is more soluble in water but ether is less soluble because:

  1. Ethanol forms strong hydrogen bonds in water whereas ether forms weaker hydrogen bonding
  2. Ether is more volatile than ethanol
  3. The molecular weight of ether is more than that of ethanol
  4. None of the above

The correct answer is: Ethanol forms strong hydrogen bonds in water whereas ether forms weaker hydrogen bonding



    Both shows H-bonding, however the increase in hydrophobic character (due to two alkyl groups in ether), the H-bonding weakens.

    Book A Free Demo

    +91

    Grade*

    Related Questions to study