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Carboxylic acids have higher boiling points than aldehydes, ketones and even alcohols of comparable molecular mass. It is due to their

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formation of intramolecular H-bonding
b
formation of carboxylate ion
c
more extensive association of carboxylic acid via van der Waals' forces of attraction
d
formation of intermolecular H-bonding.

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Correct option is D

Due to the formation of intermolecular H-bonding, association occurs in carboxylic acids.So, they have higher boiling points than aldehydes, ketones and even alcohols of comparable molecular mass.

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