Butane and Hexane - Why Different Boiling Points

Butane, CH3CH2CH2CH3, has a boiling point of 0.4ºC, and hexane, CH3CH2CH2CH2CH2CH3, has a boiling point of 69ºC. Both are nonpolar molecules. Explain the large difference in the boiling points of these two substances.

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The large difference in the boiling points of butane and hexane can be attributed to ...