Physical Properties of Nitro Compounds and Properties
- These are colourless pleasent smelling liquid.
- Nitrobenzene is yellow coloured liquids which smells like bitter almonds.
- Nitroalkane and nitrobenzene both have high dipole moment (3 to 4D). Therefore their boiling points is higher than hydrocarbon.
→ Solubility : Nitroalkanes are less soluble in water and insoluble in nitroarenes. Both are soluble in organic solvents.
→ Stability : Nitroalkanes are more stable.