# Solubility comparison of hexan-1-ol and cyclohexanol in water

Is hexan-1-ol or cyclohexanol more soluble in water? The answer is supposedly cyclohexanol. However, I found a statement in a book:

Isomeric alcohols have solubilities in the order: primary alcohol > secondary alcohol > tertiary alcohol, due to decrease in polar character.

By this statement, I guessed the answer to be 1-hexanol, as it is a primary alcohol whereas cyclohexanol is a secondary alcohol. What mistake have I done?

• Hexanol H13C6OH and cyclohexanol H11C6OH are not isomeric. – Karl Jan 3 '17 at 18:34

First I'd have to agree with Karl's comment that 1-hexanol ($\ce{C6H13(OH)}$) and cyclohexanol ($\ce{C6H11(OH)}$) are not isomeric. So when you're compare apples to oranges you can come to unfounded conclusions.