Problem: Which halogen has the highest boiling point?(a) Cl2 (b) Br2(c) l2

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We are being asked to determine the halogen has the highest boiling point.


Boiling Point

▪ the temperature at which a liquid change into vapor
influenced by intermolecular forces between molecules


Intermolecular Forces (IMF) are the attractive forces between 2 molecules.

Ion-dipole

strongest IMF
▪ deals with the attraction between an ion and a polar compound.

 Hydrogen Bonding

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Which halogen has the highest boiling point?

(a) Cl2 

(b) Br2

(c) l2

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