Amines

Amines

Question

Ortho–Nitrophenol is less soluble in water than p– and m– Nitrophenols because

  • o–Nitrophenol is more volatile in steam than those of m – and p–isomers

  • o–Nitrophenol shows Intramolecular H–bonding

  • o–Nitrophenol shows Intermolecular H–bonding

  • Melting point of o–Nitrophenol is lower than those of m–and p–isomers

Answer

B.

o–Nitrophenol shows Intramolecular H–bonding

There is intramolecular H-bonding in o-nitrophenol and thus solubility in water is decreased.

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