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Homework Question: 3F.13

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:16 pm
by Hannah Faris 1C
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.

Thanks!

Re: Homework Question: 3F.13

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:28 pm
by Chloe Qiao 4C
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.