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LycanRebel

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Why propane has low boiling point ?
« on: October 10, 2005, 11:01:25 AM »
We know that propane has an extremely low boiling point,
allowing it to vaporize to gaseous state at a low temperature,
and no other fuel has these characteristics.

But Why?

Did anyone has the convincing answer for this?[/color]

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Re:Why propane has low boiling point ?
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2005, 01:52:23 PM »
No other fuel?  What about ethane, butane, and acetylene?

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Re:Why propane has low boiling point ?
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2005, 05:04:55 PM »

i belive its because of its intermolecular forces.

1- No Hydrogen bonds
2- No Polarity  ( causing dipole, dipole forces)
3- propane is a small molecule ==> small london forces

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