Give reason for the higher boiling point of ethanol in comparison to methoxy methane

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#1

Give reason for the higher boiling point of ethanol in comparison to methoxy methane.
Or
Explain why alcohols and ethers of comparable molecular mass have different boiling points?


#2

Ethanol exists as associated molecules because ethanol undergoes intermolecular H-bonding due to the presence of hydrogen attached to the electronegative oxygen atom.

Thus, a larger amount of energy is required to break these H-bonds. Therefore, the boiling points of ethanol is higher than that of methoxy methane which does not form H-bonds.