Organic Chemistry (8th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321768418
ISBN 13: 978-0-32176-841-4

Chapter 2 - Structure and Properties of Organic Molecules - Problems: Problem 2-17 a

Answer

The second compound will have a higher boiling point.

Work Step by Step

The second compound will have a higher boiling point because it has a larger surface area. Larger surface area means there are stronger London dispersion forces and hence stronger intermolecular bonding. This stronger intermolecular bonding results in higher boiling point.
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