Problem: Which of the following exhibit only London (dispersion) forces?a) Heb) HClc) H2Od) Cl2

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a) He

 Helium (He) is an element by itself. 

He atom can only exhibit dispersion forces.


b) HCl

H          1A                   1 × 1 e = 1 e

Cl         7A                   1 × 7 e = 7 e

   Total: 8 valence e

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Which of the following exhibit only London (dispersion) forces?

a) He

b) HCl

c) H2O

d) Cl2