List: Volatile Liquids

Volatile liquids have low boiling point. As a result, they evaporate very easily at room temperature. Because of their low boiling points, volatile liquids convert to the gas phase at a lower temperature and the gas molecules can diffuse faster than the molecules of a non-volatile liquid. This is the reason why perfumes use volatile liquids so that their scent can disperse more quickly into the air.

When volatile liquids come in contact with human skin, it gives us a cooling sensation.

Some other examples of volatile liquids include acetone, ammonia, dichloromethane, and diethylether.

Examples of volatile liquids:

  • alcohol
  • petrol
  • methylated spirits
  • acetone
  • chloroform
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