What happens when the carbon chain gets longer?

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This depends on what type of molecule you mean. Generally, more carbons added to a molecule will also have more hydrogens added. The longer carbon chains result in heavier molecules forming. The longer the molecule, the more energy needed to boil it, so it has a higher boiling point.

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