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Physical Properties of Organic Substances

Hi. We were given a practice sheet with review questions. Can you briefly tell me why on each so I can apply it on test? Thanks.

Higher solubility - Butanedioic acid or Butanal

Higher mp - 2,3-dihydroxy propanal or Pentanal

Lower mp - Sodium octanoate or Octanoic acid

Lower solubility - 2-hexanone or 2-hexanol

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