(i) How are the following conversions carried out?
(a) Propene --------»Propan-2-ol
(b) Benzyl chloride —> Benzyl alcohol
© Ethyl magnesium chloride —>Propan-1-ol
(d) Methyl magnesium bromide —» 2-methyl propan-2-ol.
(ii) Explain why propanol has higher boiling point than that of butane?
(ii) The molecules of butane are held together by weak van der Waals’ forces of attraction while those of propanol are held together by intermolecular hydrogen bonding. Therefore, boiling point of propanol is higher than that of butane.