# Why is the melting point of CO_2 higher than CH_3OH? Wouldn't the melting point of methanol be greater because of the hydrogen bond?

Jul 26, 2017

Carbon dioxide sublimes at $- 78.5$ ""^@C......
The normal melting point of methanol is $- 97.6$ ""^@C.
But here, clearly, we compare apples and oranges, by comparing a melting point, a transition from solid to liquid, to a sublimation point, a transition from solid to gas. On the other hand, the normal boiling point of methanol $+ 64.7$ ""^@C, and this indicates some considerable degree of intermolecular interaction.