What is ethane's boiling point?


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The boiling point of ethane, notated as C2H6, is -128.2 degrees Fahrenheit. The boiling point of a substance describes the point at which its vapor pressure equals the atmospheric pressure at standard temperature and pressure conditions.

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When the vapor pressure drops below the atmospheric pressure, the substance changes its state of matter from a liquid to a gas. The kinetic energy of particles relates to the vapor pressure in a substance and is higher in a gas than in a liquid. Standard temperature and pressure conditions assume a temperature equal to 68 degrees Fahrenheit and that the pressure is one standard atmosphere unit.

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