What intermolecular forces are present in #C_2H_8O# (1-Propanol)?
The most obvious one in
One of the best indicators of intermolecular interaction is the normal boiling point. Molecules with significant intermolecular interaction tend to have higher boiling points. Water, a small molecule, has an exceptionally high boiling point because of intermolecular hydrogen bonding, which persists BETWEEN molecules:
Given these data, there is another contributor to intermolecular interaction, and here it is the non-polar interaction between hydrocarbyl chains. The longer the chain, the greater the chain-chain interaction, and in long chain alcohols (and alkanes), boiling points will be elevated. Compare the boiling point of