# Of methane, methanol, phenol, and benzene, which solvent has the strongest degree of intermolecular hydrogen bonding?

Jun 2, 2017

$\text{Boiling point:}$ $C {H}_{4} , - 164$ ""^@C; $C {H}_{3} O H , 64.7$ ""^@C;C_6H_6,80.1 ""^@C; ${C}_{6} {H}_{5} O H , 180.7$ ""^@C.
Clearly, phenol has the highest boiling point, and by this criterion, the greatest INTERMOLECULAR interaction. On the other hand, the boiling point of methanol has increased over $200$ ""^@C with respect to its parent hydrocarbon, whereas for phenol, the equivalent increase is $100$ ""^@C.