What Is The Structural Formula For Isopropyl Alcohol. Explain How It Differs In Polarity From Water?


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H   OH  H   O
H--C--C--C--H   H   H
     H   H   H
Sorry I can't put the vertical lines in for the bonds.  Isopropyl alcohol is a little bit negative around the OH, but the difference in electronegativity between C and O is much less than the difference between H and O in water.  The difference between H and O in the alcohol is diminished by the electrons contributed to the O by the C.  In water O pulls the electrons away from H with much greater force making a large negative electron cloud around the O and a relatively positive area around the Hs.

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