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Solids have the lowest kinetic energy (because their particles are moving the slowest) so they are closely attracted to each other. So solids have the highest intermolecular force because their particles are attracted to each other the most. Then liquid, then gas.
There is no definite determination on which force results in which state of matter because it depends on the element. However, the stronger the intermolecular force is, the more likely it will be solid; the weaker it is, the more to be gas.
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