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Intermolecular Forces in Dimethyl Ether and Ethanol

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Consider the structures of dimethyl ether and ethanol, shown below:

Digital image. File:dimethylether.png. Wikimedia Commons, 6 Feb. 2006 Web. 1 May 2016. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dimethylether.PNG

Digital image. File:Ethanol-displayed.png. Wikimedia Commons, 8 Mar. 2006 Web. 1 May 2016. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Ethanol#/media/File:Ethanol-displayed.png

Which compound would you expect to have the highest boiling point?

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Which compound would you expect to have the highest vapor pressure?