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# Explain why $$o-hydroxy$$ benzaldehyde is a liquid at room temperature while $$p-hydroxy$$ benzaldehyde is a high melting solid.

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## .$$o-hydroxy$$ benzaldehyde involves intramolecular hydrogen bonding hence it is a liquid because its intramolecular forces is low.On the other hand, $$p-hydroxy$$ benzaldehyde involves intermolecular hydrogen bonding and therefore it is solid.Chemistry

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