Why do organic compounds have higher melting point and boiling point than inorganic compounds?

1 Answer
Oct 23, 2015

Organic compounds don't have higher melting and boiling point, inorganic compound have.


It's because of the difference in chemical bonds. Inorganic compounds are mostly made of strong ionic bonds, which give them a very high melting and boiling point.
On the other hand, organic compounds are made of comparatively weak covalent bonds, which is the cause of their low melting and boiling point.