Problem: Rank these compounds by boiling point from highest to lowest boiling point: pentane, neopentane, hexane.

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We are being asked to rank the given compounds from highest to lowest boiling point.


Boiling Point

▪ the temperature at which a liquid change into vapor
influenced by intermolecular forces between molecules


Intermolecular Forces (IMF) are the attractive forces between 2 molecules.

Ion-dipole

strongest IMF
▪ deals with the attraction between an ion and a polar compound.

 Hydrogen Bonding

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Rank these compounds by boiling point from highest to lowest boiling point: pentane, neopentane, hexane.

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