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Alcohols

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The higher boiling points exhibited by alcohols with respect to comparable alkanes and ethers are primarily due to:

A Ionic bonds
B Covalent bonds
C Hydrogen bonds
D None of the above
Ans. C One of the most important properties of alcohols is their ability to undergo hydrogen bonding. The higher boiling points exhibited by alcohols when compared to similar alkanes and ethers are caused by the ability of alcohols to undergo hydrogen bonding.

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