Answer to Question #233067 in Inorganic Chemistry for hassan

Question #233067

why decane is a liuis but isodecane is solid


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2021-09-06T02:35:49-0400

Why Isodecane (B.P.: 327 *C) has a higher boiling point than decane (B.P.: 174.1 *C)? Branched chain molecules have lower boiling point than straight chain molecules because branched chain molecules have a smaller surface area where they can be attracted by other molecules.


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