# 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

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 $Y$.