We’re being asked to identify the weakest force between molecules.
Recall that there are several types of intermolecular forces (IMF):
1. Ion-dipole interaction – occurs between an ion and a polar covalent compound; strongest IMF
2. Hydrogen bonding – occurs in compounds where hydrogen is directly connected to an electronegative element such as N, O, or F; 2nd strongest IMF
Which attractive force is the weakest force between molecules?
A. hydrogen bond
B. covalent bond
C. dispersion forces
D. dipole-dipole attractions
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