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Why does Hexane have higher intermolecular force than Propylamine?

  1. Nov 14, 2014 #1
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    Shouldn't Propylamine (C3H7NH2) be able to form hydrogen bonds with alike molecules?
    Hexane (c6h14) doesn't seem to have hydrogen bonding capability.
     
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  3. Nov 14, 2014 #2

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    This is homework and in the future, should be posted in HW Help. What functional groups are you comparing between the two molecules?
     
  4. Nov 17, 2014 #3
    No it's not HW. I'm asking to explain the answer. Not to solve it.
    If I say "hexane" I clearly mean the whole molecule.
    So, why does hexane have higher intermolecular force than propylamine, if the latter has the hydrogen bonding capability (since its Hydrogen is bonded to Nitrogen).
     
  5. Nov 17, 2014 #4

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    Why do heptane, octane, nonane, decane, undecane, ad nausea have higher intermolecular forces than propylamine. Why does butylamine have higher intermolecular forces than propylamine?
     
  6. Nov 18, 2014 #5
    How do I know? That's why I'm asking!
     
  7. Nov 18, 2014 #6

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    What is the structure of propylamine, and how does it differ from that of butylamine?
     
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