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

Asked by nayanika das gupta | 6th May, 2011, 12:30: AM

Expert Answer:

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.

Answered by  | 8th May, 2011, 04:23: PM

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