Chemistry Intermolecular Forces Solution: Rank the following compounds in order of increasin...

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Solution: Rank the following compounds in order of increasing strength of intermolecular force. HCO2H, CH4, SF2 

Problem

Rank the following compounds in order of increasing strength of intermolecular force. HCO2H, CH4, SF2 

Solution

Among the molecules, HCO2H is the one that is capable of H-bonds by its -OH group. Recall that H-bonds are exhibited by compounds having an H attached to an electronegative atom such as N, O or F. H-bonding is one the strongest IMF.

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