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In $C_2H_5OH$, which type of hydrogen bond can be observed

$\begin{array}{1 1}(a)\;\text{ Intramolecular hydrogen bond}&(b)\;\text{Intermolecular hydrogen bond}\\(c)\;\text{ Both intra and inter hydrogen bonds}&(d)\;\text{None of the above}\end{array}$

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  • Inter- molecular bonding means secondary bonding (hydrogen bond, dipole-dipole interaction and London dispersion forces)....due to the presence of the hydroxyl group ( the OH group), the inter-molecular forces between ethanol molecules are hydrogen bonds.
Intermolecular hydrogen bonds will be formed in alcohols.
Hence (b) is the correct answer
answered Dec 6, 2013 by sreemathi.v
edited Apr 3, 2014 by mosymeow_1

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