I think this is the right section Anyway, so I am in grade 12 chemistry at school. We did a lab the other day entitled "Comparison of Three Isomers of Butanol". We had to mix 1-Butanol, 2-Butanol and 2-methyl 2-propanol with concentrated hydro chloric acid. There was no reaction with the first two alcohols, but the third alcohol turned cloudy. Then, we mixed the same three alcohols with KMnO4(aq). The first two alcohols had a color change, but the third didn't. One of the questions associated with the lab asks "How can this investigation be accounted for in terms of intermolecular forces?" Does anyone know how to answer that? If you need more info from me, just ask. EDIT: Shoot, I thought I was in general discussions. Could a mod move this?