Problem: C. Which of the following compounds has the highest boiling point? why?

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We are asked which of the following compounds has the highest boiling point.

  • ↑ intermolecular force → ↑ boiling point
  • All the given compounds are alkanes so the only present IMF is Van der Waals Forces.


All molecules possess Van der Waals Forces. They increase with the following properties:             

  1. Size (the heavier, the stronger the force)
  2. Shape: Ring > Straight Chains > Branched Chains


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C. Which of the following compounds has the highest boiling point? why?

A. Rank the following compounds in order of decrea

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