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Remember that as the MOLAR MASS increases, the boiling point also increases for hydrocarbons or alkanes.
Surface area also contributes to the increase of boiling point, higher SA, higher BP
Another thing is that, as the number of C increases, molar mass also increases
In this case, paraffin will appear as having the highest BP while propane will have the lowest BP
For hexane and 2,2-dimethylbutane, both has similar molecular formula however, their structure looks different
Place these hydrocarbons in order of decreasing boiling point. Rank from highest to lowest boiling point.
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