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Homework Help: Describing the attraction forces between atomic solids

  1. Jun 14, 2007 #1
    Oh god, please help...

    1. Describe the attraction forces between atomic solids. Upon what factors do the strength of these forces depend?

    2.Which of the noble gases would have the highest melting point? Why?

    :blushing:.. I'm not very good at chemistry
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  3. Jun 14, 2007 #2
    1. This question is too large to answer. In short it depends on charges, size, shape, etc...
    2. Look in the periodic table, the noble gas with highest molecular weight will have the highest melting point, which is radon. Noble gases' atomic attraction forces depend only on their radii
  4. Jun 14, 2007 #3
    oh ok, so the melting point of the noble gases would depend on its atomic radii.. which increases down a period.

    and for the attraction forces between atomic solids, we're jus studying london dispersion, and dipole-dipole, so im guessing it would do with one of them...??? or not
  5. Jun 16, 2007 #4
    you would also have hydrogen bonding (for the covalent bonding) and normal ionic bonding (which is the strongest)
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