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Which amoung the following has maximum boiling point?

A
CH3CH2(CH2)CH2OH
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CH3CH2CH2C|HOHCH3
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CH3CH3C|HOHCH2CH3
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CH3CH3|C|OHCH2CH3
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Solution

The correct option is A CH3CH2(CH2)CH2OH
CH3CH2CH2CH2OH
Because it has a linear structure.
Branched alkanes have weaker van der Waals forces because of the smaller area of the contact between the molecules. So, less energy is needed to overcome the intermolecular force.

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