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Chemical structures, hydrocarbons, and solubility

What is the structure for hexadecanol?

What would explain why it is a solid rather than a liquid?

How are ethanol, 1-octanol, propane-1,2,3-triol, and hexadecanol similar to their corresponding hydrocarbons (ethane, octane, propane, & hexadecane)?

Do some of these alcohols possess more hydrocarbon character than others? Which ones? Why is that?

How are they different from their corresponding hydrocarbons?

Are they all soluble in water?

What about solubility in hexane?

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This solution discusses organic chemistry concepts, including: chemical structures, hydrocarbons, and solubility.