# 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

###### FREE Expert Solution

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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###### Problem Details

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