How do you calculate the boiling point of a compound?

1 Answer
Sep 27, 2016

In fact the boiling point of a material is measured.


And the temperature and ambient pressure are recorded. Typically, for vacuum distillation, the pressure is reported in #"mm Hg"#. When the #"normal boiling point"# is reported, the ambient pressure is #1*atm#. Sometimes you can find tables, sometimes useful, that extrapolate the boiling point recorded at one pressure to the boiling point you would observe at a different pressure.