Answer to Question #226707 in General Chemistry for jewinafer sorita

Question #226707

In terms of intermolecular forces, explain WHY we see this general trend in boiling points, for compounds of equivalent formula mass. How does the presence of a dipole moment affect the strength of intermolecular interactions?


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2021-08-17T14:16:02-0400

Intermolecular forces (IMFs) can be used to predict relative boiling points. The stronger the IMFs, the lower the vapor pressure of the substance and the higher the boiling point.




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