arrangment and strength of IMFS

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sarahsalama2E
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arrangment and strength of IMFS

Postby sarahsalama2E » Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:01 pm

How does the arrangement of molecules affect the strength of intermolecular forces?

Amir Bayat
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Re: arrangment and strength of IMFS

Postby Amir Bayat » Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:51 pm

The arrangement influences how close one atom can get to another atom. The amount of bonds the central atom has also affects how likely it is to interact with other atoms or molecules.

Amir Bayat
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Re: arrangment and strength of IMFS

Postby Amir Bayat » Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:53 pm

Additionally, molecules with greater surface area allow for stronger intermolecular forces.

Joelle 3L
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Re: arrangment and strength of IMFS

Postby Joelle 3L » Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:31 pm

Dispersion forces increase with in strength with increasing molecular size. Also molecular shape affects intermolecular attraction. The greater the surface contact the greater boiling point and therefore long dispersion forces.

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Re: arrangment and strength of IMFS

Postby Kayli Choy 2F » Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:25 am

For instance, rod shaped molecules have stronger IMFs because there are more places of contact than spherical molecules.


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