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    Alkanes and Boiling Points

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    Which of the following shows the alkanes in correct order from lowest to highest boiling points?
    A) hexane, pentane, butane, propane, ethane, methane
    B) hexane, ethane, propane, butane, pentane, methane
    C) methane, ethane, propane, butane, pentane, hexane
    D) metane, ethane, propane, pentane, butane, hexane

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    Alkanes that are the largest have the higher boiling points. It's that simple. Short little alkanes have very low boiling points.

    Therefore, you need to ...

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    This solution involves ordering alkanes by boiling points.