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Is it because the molecules are not as close to each other and so the London forces are weaker ? Is that a mark scheme answer ?
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Is it because the molecules are not as close to each other and so the London forces are weaker ? Is that a mark scheme answer ?
They have a smaller surface area of contact and hence less LDF and hence less energy needed to overcome them.
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