Problem: Select the interactions that can be explained by hydrogen bonding. Check all that apply. a) HF has a higher boiling point than HCl. b) HF is a weak acid neutralized by NaOH.c) CH4 molecules interact more closely in the liquid than in the gas phase.d) Ice, H2O, has a solid structure with alternating H−O interactions.e) H2Te has a higher boiling point than H2S.

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Hydrogen Bonding: intermolecular force present when H is bonded to N, O, or F → affects physical properties (boiling point, viscosity, etc.)


a) HF has a higher boiling point than HCl.

HF: hydrogen bonding (H is bonded to F)

HCl: dipole-dipole interaction (polar compound)

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Select the interactions that can be explained by hydrogen bonding. Check all that apply. 

a) HF has a higher boiling point than HCl. 

b) HF is a weak acid neutralized by NaOH.

c) CH4 molecules interact more closely in the liquid than in the gas phase.

d) Ice, H2O, has a solid structure with alternating H−O interactions.

e) H2Te has a higher boiling point than H2S.

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