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sir why is boiling point of cis-2-butene less than trans-2-butene????????????????????????????

sir why is boiling point of cis-2-butene less than trans-2-butene????????????????????????????

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Ritvik Gautam
85 Points
11 years ago

Due to the structure of cis and trans, cis is less stable than trans due to steric hindrance in the structure of cis. Since, a less stable compound will require less energy to break the bond. Hence, boiling point of cis is always less than that of trans.

 

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SAGAR SINGH - IIT DELHI
879 Points
11 years ago

Dear student,

We have learnt that symmetry reduces the boiling point...

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