Question
Fri May 06, 2011 By: Nayanika Das Gupta

Give reason: The boiling point of n-pentyl chloride is higher than its isomeric neopentyl chloride.

Expert Reply
Sun May 08, 2011
The branching of the chain makes the molecule more compact and decreases its surface area.this decresae the magnitude of the vander waal's forces of existing between the two and consequently the boiling point decreases.
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