Monday, November 16, 2015

Volatile and NonVolatile Substances

Volatile substances are more likely to vaporize.
Examples – Acetone, Alcohols, Smelly Liquids
They have high vapor pressures, weak intermolecular forces, and low boiling points
Tend to be flammable and more reactive
Nonvolatile substances are more stable and less likely to vaporize.
Examples – Water, Salts, Liquid Mercury
They have low vapor pressures, strong intermolecular forces, and high boiling points 

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