Problem: The strongest interactions between molecules of ammonia (NH3) area) dipole-dipole b) hydrogen bonds c) polar covalent  d) dispersion forces e) ionic bonds

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We are asked what is the strongest interactions between molecules of ammonia (NH3) are.


Recall that there are several types of intermolecular forces (Arranged from strongest to weakest)

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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The strongest interactions between molecules of ammonia (NH3) are

a) dipole-dipole 

b) hydrogen bonds 

c) polar covalent  

d) dispersion forces 

e) ionic bonds