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1

What is the ideal gas equation?

PV = nRT

2

What is the gas constant?

8.314

3

What is the shape around each each carbon atom in an aliphatic alkane?

Terahedral

4

What is the general formula of an alkane?

CnH2n+2

5

How would one decrease the boiling point and why?

Make it more branched and have a larger surface area by methylating and weakening London forces thus
Crack the longer chain alkane to make it shorter and have a lower boiling point.