Problem: Which of the following substances should have the highest vapor pressure?A) CH4B) Cl2C) KrD) CH2Cl2E) N2

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We are being asked to determine which compound would have the highest vapor pressure.


Vapor pressure

▪ is the pressure exerted by a vapor in equilibrium with its condensed phase
▪ highly influenced by intermolecular forces between molecules


Intermolecular Forces (IMF) are the attractive forces between 2 molecules.

Ion-dipole

strongest IMF
▪ deals with the attraction between an ion and a polar compound.

 Hydrogen Bonding

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Which of the following substances should have the highest vapor pressure?

A) CH4

B) Cl2

C) Kr

D) CH2Cl2

E) N2


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