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Boiling points

  1. Sep 12, 2005 #1
    Assuming each of these functional groups were found in compounds containing only 5 carbon atoms, rank them in order from lowest to highest boiling point.

    I don't know where ester, ketone, and ether fit in. I know that it all has to do with intermolecular forces, but I'm stumped since the last three only have dipole-dipole.

    Edit: I take back about what I said about amides and alcohols earlier.

    alcohols < amides
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2005
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  3. Sep 13, 2005 #2


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    Well to be exact, you should refer to your text, or an internet resource, unless they specifically ask you do explain your proposal.l
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