Why is ethanol LESS volatile than ethane?

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Apr 7, 2017

Answer:

Ethyl alcohol possesses STRONG INTERMOLECULAR interaction....

Explanation:

And ethane only offers the possibility of weaker dispersion forces between molecules, and has a boiling point of #-89# #""^@C#. On the other hand, ethyl alcohol has a boiling point of #78# #""^@C#, and this reflects the influence of hydrogen-bonding as a binding force between molecules.