Asked Feb 10, 2020

The permanent dipole moment of CH2F2 is (μ = 1.93 D) is greater than that of CH2Cl2 (μ = 1.60 D) yet CH2Cl2 boils at 40°C while CH2F2 boils at -52°C, Explain.


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Boiling points are a measure of intermolecular forces.

The greater the strength of intermolecular forces, the g...

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