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what effect does branching of an alkane chain has on its boiling point?

what effect does branching of an alkane chain has on its boiling point?

Grade:Upto college level

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Sunil Kumar FP
askIITians Faculty 183 Points
7 years ago
The branching of alkane makes the chain more sperical and due this the force of attraction decreases.Here the vander waal force of attraction decreases because of more branching and less surface area available for making interaction.Thus as the branching increases bioling poin decreases.

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