What happens to the boiling points of organic compounds as they get bigger? Why?
As molecules get bigger, their boiling points should increase.......Of course there is a catch.
Look at the
As the chain gets longer, there is more opportunity for chain-chain interactions, and the boiling points increases because of this intermolecular van der Waals force of attraction.
Of course a molecule such a
Once we introduce polarity into the molecule, in one fashion or another, the boiling points should increase again. Introduce an hydroxyl group, and all bets are off again. Why so?