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WHY O-HYDROXY BENZALDEHYDE IS A LIQUID AT ROOM TEMPERATURE WHILE P-HYDROXY BENZALDEHYDE IS A HIGH MELTING SOLID..................

WHY O-HYDROXY BENZALDEHYDE IS A LIQUID AT ROOM TEMPERATURE WHILE P-HYDROXY BENZALDEHYDE IS A HIGH MELTING SOLID..................

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Prudhvi teja
83 Points
12 years ago

Dear sai

In o-hydroxy benzaldehyde has intra molecular bonding.That's why it has less boling point compared to p-hydroxy benzaldehyde

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alina !
33 Points
12 years ago

due to intermolecular hydrogen bonding

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