# Why does Xe have a higher boiling point than Ne? [duplicate]

I am certain that the reason involves intermolecular forces, but since both $Xe$ and $Ne$ are noble and non-polar gases, shouldn't these forces have a much smaller effect or negligible on boiling point?

• You'd be surprised, dispersion forces are much more important than high school chem makes them out to be. – orthocresol May 14 '18 at 20:42