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Which one of the following is not the characteristics of the alcohols?

a)

Their boiling points rise fairly uniformly with a rise in molecular weight

b)

Lower members have a pleasant smell but burning taste and the higher ones are odourless and tasteless

c)

There are lighter than water

d)

Lower members are insoluble in water and organic solvents but the solubility goes on increasing with the rise of molecular weight



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Which one of the following is not the characteristics of the alcohols?

a)

Their boiling points rise fairly uniformly with a rise in molecular weight

b)

Lower members have a pleasant smell but burning taste and the higher ones are odourless and tasteless

c)

There are lighter than water

d)

Lower members are insoluble in water and organic solvents but the solubility goes on increasing with the rise of molecular weight

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Answer Key / Explanation : (d) -

(d)

Lower members are soluble in water due to H-bonding and solubility decreases with increasing hydrophobic character.

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