Electronegativity and Boiling Points
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And pentane has a boiling point of 36 degrees Celsius. Hexane has six carbons, one, two, three, four, five, and six. So six carbons, and a higher boiling point, of 69 degrees C. Let's draw in another molecule of pentane right here.
So there's five carbons. Let's think about the intermolecular forces that exist between those two molecules of pentane. Pentane is a non-polar molecule. And we know the only intermolecular force that exists between two non-polar molecules, that would of course be the London dispersion forces, so London dispersion forces exist between these two molecules of pentane.
London dispersion forces are the weakest of our intermolecular forces. They are attractions between molecules that only exist for a short period of time. So I could represent the London dispersion forces like this. So I'm showing the brief, the transient attractive forces between these two molecules of pentane.
If I draw in another molecule of hexane, so over here, I'll draw in another one, hexane is a larger hydrocarbon, with more surface area. And more surface area means we have more opportunity for London dispersion forces. So I can show even more attraction between these two molecules of hexane.
So the two molecules of hexane attract each other more than the two molecules of pentane. That increased attraction means it takes more energy for those molecules to pull apart from each other. More energy means an increased boiling point. So hexane has a higher boiling point than pentane. So as you increase the number of carbons in your carbon chain, you get an increase in the boiling point of your compound.
So this is an example comparing two molecules that have straight chains. Let's compare, let's compare a straight chain to a branched hydrocarbon. So on the left down here, once again we have pentane, all right, with a boiling point of 36 degrees C.
Let's write down its molecular formula. We already know there are five carbons. And if we count up our hydrogens, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, 10, 11 and So there are 12 hydrogens, so H C5 H12 is the molecular formula for pentane. What about neopentane on the right? Well, there's one, two, three, four, five carbons, so five carbons, and one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, 10, 11 and 12 hydrogens.
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So these two compounds have the same molecular formula. So the same molecular formula, C5 H The difference is, neopentane has some branching, right? So neopentane has branching, whereas pentane doesn't.
It's a straight chain. Let's think about the boiling points. Pentane's boiling point is 36 degrees C. Neopentane's drops down to 10 degrees C.
Now, let's try to figure out why. If I draw in another molecule of pentane, all right, we just talk about the fact that London dispersion forces exist between these two molecules of pentane. So let me draw in those transient attractive forces between those two molecules. Neopentane is also a hydrocarbon. So if I draw in another molecule of neopentane, all right, and I think about the attractive forces between these two molecules of neopentane, it must once again be London dispersion forces.Boiling points of organic compounds - Structure and bonding - Organic chemistry - Khan Academy
Because of this branching, the shape of neopentane in three dimensions resembles a sphere. So it's just an approximation, but if you could imagine this molecule of neopentane on the left as being a sphere, so spherical, and just try to imagine this molecule of neopentane on the right as being roughly spherical.
And if you think about the surface area, all right, for an attraction between these two molecules, it's a much smaller surface area than for the two molecules of pentane, right? We can kind of stack these two molecules of pentane on top of each other and get increased surface area and increased attractive forces. But these two neopentane molecules, because of their shape, because of this branching, right, we don't get as much surface area.
And that means that there's decreased attractive forces between molecules of neopentane.
And because there's decreased attractive forces, right, that lowers the boiling point. So the boiling point is down to 10 degrees C. I always think of room temperature as being pretty close to 25 degrees C.
So most of the time, you see it listed as being between 20 and But if room temperature is pretty close to 25 degrees C, think about the state of matter of neopentane. We are already higher than the boiling point of neopentane. So at room temperature and room pressure, neopentane is a gas, right? The molecules have enough energy already to break free of each other. And so neopentane is a gas at room temperature and pressure. Whereas, if you look at pentane, pentane has a boiling point of 36 degrees C, which is higher than room temperature.
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So we haven't reached the boiling point of pentane, which means at room temperature and pressure, pentane is still a liquid. So pentane is a liquid. And let's think about the trend for branching here. So we have the same number of carbons, right? Same number of carbons, same number of hydrogens, but we have different boiling points.
Neopentane has more branching and a decreased boiling point. Halogens react with metals to form halides and are oxidizing agents, especially fluorine, which is the most electronegative element.
How does electronegativity affect boiling point?
Lighter halogens are more electronegative, lighter in color, and have lower melting and boiling points than heavier halogens. Van der Waals Dispersion Forces The forces that hold the molecules of halogens together are called Van der Waals dispersion forces.
These are the forces of intermolecular attraction that must be overcome for liquid halogens to reach their boiling points.
Electrons move in a random fashion around the nucleus of an atom. At any one time, there may be more electrons on one side of a molecule, creating a temporary negative charge on that side and a temporary positive charge on the other side -- an instantaneous dipole.
The temporary negative and positive poles of different molecules attract each other, and the sum of the temporary forces results in a weak intermolecular force. Sciencing Video Vault Atomic Radii and Atomic Mass Atomic radii tend to get smaller as you move from left to right along the periodic table and larger as you move down the periodic table.
Halogens are all part of the same group. However, as you move down the periodic table, the halogens with larger atomic numbers are heavier, have a larger atomic radii, and have more protons, neutrons and electrons.