Problem: What types of intermolecular forces exist between NH4NO3 molecules?I. Dispersion forcesII. Dipole-dipole interactionsIII. Hydrogen bondingIV. IonicA) I, II and IVB) I, II, and IIIC) I onlyD) I and IVE) All of them

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We’re being asked to identify the intermolecular forces present in NH4NO3 

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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What types of intermolecular forces exist between NH4NO3 molecules?

I. Dispersion forces

II. Dipole-dipole interactions

III. Hydrogen bonding

IV. Ionic

A) I, II and IV

B) I, II, and III

C) I only

D) I and IV

E) All of them

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