Problem: What is the strongest interparticle force in a sample of SO2 and in a sample of MgCl2?a. dipole-induced dipole forcesb. ion-dipole forcesc. ionic bonding forcesd. hydrogen bonding forcese. ion-induced dipole forcesf. dispersion forcesg. dipole-dipole forces

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For this problem, we have to determine the strongest interaction between SO2 and MgCl2

In this case, we have to determine the strongest IMF on both compounds. 

For SO2

Step 1: Sulfur (EN = 2.5) is less electronegative than oxygen (EN = 3.5) so S is the central atom


Step 2: The total number of valence electrons present in SO2 is:


            Group             Valence Electrons

S         6A                   1 × 6 e6 e

O         6A                   2 × 6 e =12 e

                           Total:  18 valence e


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What is the strongest interparticle force in a sample of SOand in a sample of MgCl2?

a. dipole-induced dipole forces

b. ion-dipole forces

c. ionic bonding forces

d. hydrogen bonding forces

e. ion-induced dipole forces

f. dispersion forces

g. dipole-dipole forces

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