Place these hydrocarbons in order of decreasing boiling point.

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butane C4H10

heptane C7H16

2,2,3-trimethylbutane C7H16

Paraffin C35H72

Hexadecane C16H34

Feb 10th, 2015

paraffin, octadecane, octane, isooctane, methane 

based on references (from the internet) 

methane bp = -161 C 
octane bp = + 125 C 
isooctane bp = + 99 C 
octadecane bp = + 317 C (that's for n-octadecane fyi) 


Reference:

https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080116132530AALM4N4


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