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