Problem: Which type of bond must be broken for water to vaporize?a) Ionic bondsb) Polar covalent bondsc) hydrogen bondsd) both polar covalent bonds and hydrogen bonds.

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We are being asked to determine what type of bond must be broken for water to vaporize.


Vaporization is the phase change from liquid to gas. This is a physical change which means that we do not break intramolecular or chemical bonds. We will then determine the intramolecular force that holds water molecules together.


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Which type of bond must be broken for water to vaporize?

a) Ionic bonds

b) Polar covalent bonds

c) hydrogen bonds

d) both polar covalent bonds and hydrogen bonds.

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