Why boiling point decreases with branching?

Why boiling point decreases with branching?
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Abhiyank Rajouria 11 months, 1 week ago

As surface area decreases and thus boiling point decreases .

😄 Natasha Yadav😃 11 months, 1 week ago

As the branching increases the surface area of compound decreases, as surface area is directly proportional to vander waal interaction forces. The interaction forces between atom will decrease and they become weak on branching. Hence, molecules with weak forces of interaction are easy to boil...Thus , as branching increases boiling point decreases.

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