Problem: Which of the following statements is correct?a) The stronger the intermolecular forces, the lower the vapor pressure, and the lower the boiling point. b) The stronger the intermolecular forces, the lower the vapor pressure, and the higher the boiling point. c) The stronger the intermolecular forces, the higher the vapor pressure, and the higher the boiling point. d) The lower the atmospheric pressure, the higher the boiling point for water. 

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In this problem, we are asked to determine which statement is true about boiling point and vapor pressure in relation to intermolecular forces.


Vapor Pressure and Intermolecular Forces

if more vapor is present in the system → higher vapor pressure

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Which of the following statements is correct?

a) The stronger the intermolecular forces, the lower the vapor pressure, and the lower the boiling point. 

b) The stronger the intermolecular forces, the lower the vapor pressure, and the higher the boiling point. 

c) The stronger the intermolecular forces, the higher the vapor pressure, and the higher the boiling point. 

d) The lower the atmospheric pressure, the higher the boiling point for water. 

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