Answer to Question #96601 in Inorganic Chemistry for agou Alier

Question #96601
What physical states (solid, liquid or gas) would you expect the following alkanes
to exist in at room temperature? In each case, assume we are talking about the
“straight chain” isomer.
a) C8H18 b) C4H10 c) C12H26 d) C19H40 e) C15H32
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Expert's answer
2019-10-17T07:31:13-0400

a) C8H18 – liquid (tmelt = −55,8⁰C, tboil = 125,7⁰C).

b) C4H10 – gas (tmelt = −138,35⁰C, tboil = -0,5⁰C).

c) C12H26 – liquid (tmelt = −9,6⁰C, tboil = 216,3⁰C).

d) C19H40 – solid (tmelt = 32,1⁰C, tboil = 329,76⁰C).

e) C15H32 – liquid (tmelt = 9,9⁰C, tboil = 270,6⁰C).



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