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    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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    What is the structure for hexadecanol?

    Hexadecane refers to 16 Carbons. The structure of n-hexadecanol is as follows:

    CH3(CH2)15 OH

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

    Hexadecanol is a solid because it has a bulky alkyl group in which all the Carbons are having covalent bonds and as covalent compounds are more strong than the others so it is a solid because of the more strong bondings in between carbon atoms.

    How are ethanol, 1-octanol, ...

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