Homework Question: 3F.13

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Hannah Faris 1C
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Homework Question: 3F.13

Postby Hannah Faris 1C » Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:16 pm

Hi, I was just confused about question 3F.13. It shows a bunch of molecules and you're supposed to tell which one has the strongest intermolecular attractions and why. How are we supposed to determine this from the picture? I'm not really sure how to approach the problem at all.


Chloe Qiao 4C
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Re: Homework Question: 3F.13

Postby Chloe Qiao 4C » Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:28 pm

Cl and H have a large electronegativity difference; therefore, when Cl is positioned facing H, there will be an attractive force between them. If there are more Cl on one atom and H on another atom facing closely to each other, the intermolecular force will be stronger.

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