Problem: Which term represents an intermolecular force in a sample of pure water? A) hydrogen bonding B) covalent bonding C) metallic bonding D) ionic bonding

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Intermolecular forces are forces between molecules. 

Recall that there are several types of intermolecular forces (IMF):

1. Ion-dipole interaction– occurs between an ion and a polar covalent compound; strongest IMF

2. Hydrogen bonding – occurs in compounds where hydrogen is directly connected to an electronegative element such as N, O, or F; 2nd strongest IMF

3Dipole-dipole interaction– occurs between two polar covalent compounds; 3rd strongest IMF

4. Dispersion forces – occurs in all compounds and is the primary IMF exhibited by nonpolar compounds; weakest IMF

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Which term represents an intermolecular force in a sample of pure water? 

A) hydrogen bonding 

B) covalent bonding 

C) metallic bonding 

D) ionic bonding

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