what determines boiling point

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what determines boiling point

Postby 705160853 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:52 pm

For dipole-dipole, dispersion, hydrogen bond, which one is the determing factor

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Re: what determines boiling point

Postby Jeffrey Xiao 4A » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:09 pm

Hydrogen bonding because hydrogen bonding is the strongest intermolecular force which means the boiling point will be highest in a molecule with hydrogen bonding (For example: H20 has a boiling point of 100 degrees due to its hydrogen bonding capabilities)

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Re: what determines boiling point

Postby MichelleRamirez_2F » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:11 pm

Boiling point from least to greatest is Van der Walls, dipole-dipole and H-bonds.What helps determine boiling point can also be the size of the molecule because the bigger the molecule, the more London forces which also leads to a higher boiling point.

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