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Ethanol/acetic acid

Ethanol and acetic acid have very similiar molor masses and hoth exhibit hydrogen bonding. In which of these two compounds is hydrogen bonding a more significant component of the overall intermolecular forces? Support your answer using date from the Equilibrium Vapor Pressure.

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To answer this question you have to kind of understand that the answer was obtained before the explanation came about. Or the boiling points of these compounds were all known before hydrogen bonding was ever thought of....

The compound with the higher boiling point will be the one with increased hydrogen bonding.

Boiling point of acetic acid is 118 ...

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The answer is given in an explanation of approximately 200 words with a reference.

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