Problem: In the molecule I2 __________________ are the most important intermolecular forces.A) dipole-dipole forcesB) dispersion forcesC) hydrogen bondingD) covalent bondsE) polar covalent bonds

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We’re being asked to identify the intermolecular force present in I2


Recall that there are several types of intermolecular forces:

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

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

3. Dipole-dipole interaction – occurs between two polar covalent compounds

4. Induced-dipole interaction – occurs when a nonpolar compound interacts with a polar compound

5. Dispersion forces – occurs in all compounds. This is the primary intermolecular force exhibited by nonpolar compounds.

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In the molecule I2 __________________ are the most important intermolecular forces.

A) dipole-dipole forces

B) dispersion forces

C) hydrogen bonding

D) covalent bonds

E) polar covalent bonds

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