Problem: Rank the following compounds in order of increasing boiling point (1 = lowest, 4 = highest) RbF CH3Cl CH3OH CO2

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Boiling point is directly related to intermolecular forces, the stronger the forces the higher the BP

RbF (electrostatic interaction; strongest IMF)

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Rank the following compounds in order of increasing boiling point (1 = lowest, 4 = highest) 

RbF 

CH3Cl 

CH3OH 

CO2

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