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Intermolecular Forces HELP!

  1. Nov 20, 2004 #1
    For the compounds I to VII pick the letter that corresponds to the correct interactions between particles of that particular compound.
    If more than one type of interaction exists for a compound, pick the letter that corresponds to the strongest interaction.

    a) Ion-Ion b) Ion-Dipole c) Dipole-Dipole
    d) Hydrogen bonds e) Dipole-Induced Dipole f) Dispersion forces
    g) Metal bonds h) Covalent bonds

    I. liquid BF3 II. solid HBr III. solid Fe

    IV. graphite V. liquid H2O

    VI. solid HI VII. liquid KCN

    all i know is H20 is hydrogen bonds, please help with this!
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 20, 2004 #2
    Which compounds consist of ionic bonds, and which consist of covalent bonds ?

    And the one that is a "metal bond" should be pretty easy...
  4. Nov 20, 2004 #3
    yeah Fe is the metal bonds, but HBr and HI could be either ion ion or dispersion?? And the rest I have no clue
  5. Nov 21, 2004 #4
    Have you done electronegativity yet? If so, what is the electronegative difference between two elements under consideration? What does that tell you about the bonds they would form?
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