Tue October 18, 2011 By: Piyush Das

why melting point of an acid with even no. of C-atoms is higher than those of its neighbours with odd no. of C-atoms?

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Tue October 18, 2011
Acids with even no. of C -atoms are symmetrical so, they are tightly packed and hence they need more temperature to change their state ,i.e., they have high melting point. 
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