Problem: Which will evaporate more quickly: 55 mL of water (H2O) in a beaker or 55 mL of acetone [(CH3)2CO] in an identical beaker under identical conditions?

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  • Intermolecular forces are the contributing factor in evaporation/vapor pressure. The stronger the IMF, the lower its vapor pressure (tendency to evaporate).
  • Water is capable of doing H-bondings since H is attached to an O. Recall that H-bonding exists when H atoms are directly attached to F, O or N.
  • Acetone has a structure of:
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Which will evaporate more quickly: 55 mL of water (H2O) in a beaker or 55 mL of acetone [(CH3)2CO] in an identical beaker under identical conditions?

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