Test 2: IMF

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Test 2: IMF

Postby Jasmine 2C » Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:28 pm

Do we need to know about ion-dipole forces and dipole-dipole forces for the test? They are sections 3F2 and 3F3 but in outline 3, it only specified 3F4 and 5. But Dr Lavelle went over ion-dipole and dipole-dipole forces in class so I'm not sure.

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Re: Test 2: IMF

Postby Brian_Ho_2B » Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:32 pm

It is a great idea to review those specific intermolecular forces. The test will definitely cover IMF, and it is necessary to know the hierarchy of the strengths of the IMFs. The hierarchy is LDF < Dipole-induced dipole < dipole-dipole < h-bonding or ion-dipole (ask TA's or Prof. Lavelle for clarification; these two are very similar in strength but ultimately, it depends) < ion-ion.

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Re: Test 2: IMF

Postby KnarGeghamyan1B » Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:44 pm

Just to give a general ballpark for the values, here's the list he gave us in lecture,
Ion-Ion = -250kJ/mol
Ion-dipole = -15kJ/mol
Dipole-dipole = -2kJ/mol
Dipole-induced dipole = -kJ/mol

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Re: Test 2: IMF

Postby Janet Nguy 3I » Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:17 pm

You might also need to know how IMF relate to relative boiling points of molecules.

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Re: Test 2: IMF

Postby Celena Kim 2I » Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:26 pm

Just know the basic intermolecular forces and their relationship with melting/boiling points.

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