Of methane, methanol, phenol, and benzene, which solvent has the strongest degree of intermolecular hydrogen bonding?
A hard question to answer..........
We could interrogate the normal boiling points of methane, methanol, benzene, and phenol, and we gets............
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
On the other, other hand, phenol has limited water solubility; whereas methanol is infinitely miscible with water, which of course is strongly hydrogen bonding. On this last basis, I propose that methanol has the strongest intermolecular hydrogen bonding.