Substances X and Y are both nonpolar. If the volatility of X is higher than that of Y, what is the best explanation?

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Aug 24, 2017

Answer:

If the volatility of #X# is greater than that of #Y#......

Explanation:

Then we might suppose that the intermolecular, dispersion forces that operate in #Y# ARE GREATER than those that operate in #X#. And thus #X# has a greater volatility, and reduced boiling point compared to #Y#.