Hi I would like to consider the thermodynamics of boiling a liquid to a gas. I am assuming there are no intermolecular forces in a gas. I am also presuming intermolecular forces in a liquid are exothermic, though people hardly ever talk about the energy of IMF Lets assume the the boiling point of the liquid is X. I am assuming that at temperatures lower than X, the increase in the entropy of the surroundings from the heat released by the intermolecular forces is the thermodynamical reason why the substance exists as a liquid. As the temperature of the system and surroundings increases, the IMF forces are broken because the increase in positional disorder from the substance existing as a gas now outweighs the 'thermal disorder' from the energy released from the IMF (as heat energy is less significant at higher temperatures because[tex]\Delta[/tex]s=q/T). The substance then exists as a gas. Is this correct?