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Statement 1: p-hydroxybenzonic acid has a lower boiling point than $O- hydroxybenzonic acid. Statement 2: O-Hydroxybenzonic acid has intramolecular hydrogen bonding.

$(A)\;\text{Statement -1 is true ; Statement -2 is true. Statement -2 is a correct explanation for statement -1} \\ (B)\;\text{Statement -1 is true ; Statement -2 is true. Statement -2 is not a correct explanation for statement -1} \\(C)\;\text{Statement -1 is true ; Statement -2 is false.} \\(D)\;\text{Statement -1 is false ; Statement -2 is true.} $

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p-Hydroxybenzonic acid has higher boiling point than $ 0- hydroxybenzonic acid , because para isomers has intermolecular hydrogen bonding .
So statement 1 is false and statement -2 is true .
Hence D is the correct answer.
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