A flask containing a mixture of NH3(g) and CH4(g) is cooled. At −33.3 °C a liquid begins to form in the flask. What is the liquid?
Here, we are going to identify the liquid formed when the mixture is cooled.
In case of ammonia(NH3), hydrogen bonding is present between the partially negative nitrogen atom and partially positive hydrogen atom as shown below:
This type of hydrogen bonding is absent in case of methane(CH4). As a result, the boiling point of ammonia is higher than methane.
Textbook: Introductory Chemistry
Author: Nivaldo J Tro
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