Formaldehyde (CH2O) has a much higher boiling point ( – 19.5o C) than ethane (C2H6) ( – 88oC).
Which of the following statements are true, based on this information and the structures of these compounds?
(a) Formaldehyde has dipole forces and ethane does not.
(b) Formaldehyde has dispersion forces and ethane does not.
(c) Both would be liquids at room temperature.
(d) Formaldehyde has stronger intermolecular forces than ethane.