We’re being asked to rank the given compounds in order of boiling point.
Recall that the boiling and melting point of a compound depends primarily on its mass, branching and intermolecular forces.
A higher mass means a higher boiling point. A more branched molecule will have a lower boiling point.
2-Butanone has ________ 3-pentanone because ______________
1) a higher boiling point than; 3-pentanone is the larger molecule
2) a lower boiling point than; 3-pentanone is a larger molecule
3) approximately the same boiling point as; molecular size isn't an is
4) approximately the same boiling point; because the hydrogen bend the same in both molecules
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