Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

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ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-904-7

Chapter 2 - Chemical Compounds - Exercise 2.12 - Alkane Boiling Points: a

Answer

Boiling point increases

Work Step by Step

As the number of Carbon atoms increases, the boiling point increases as well. As you will learn later, this is due to an increase in London Dispersion forces, which leads to an increase in intermolecular attractions.
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