p-Dichlorobenzene has higher m.p.


p-Dichlorobenzene has higher m.p. and lower solubility than those of o- and m-isomers. Discuss.


p-Dichlorobenzene is more symmetrical than o-and m-isomers. For this reason, it fits more closely than o-and m-isomers in the crystal lattice. Therefore, more energy is required to break the crystal lattice of p-dichlorobenzene. As a result, p-dichlorobenzene has a higher melting point and lower solubility than o-and m-isomers.

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