Problem: Neon and HF have approximately the same molecular masses.(b) Compare the change in the boiling points of Ne, Ar, Kr, and Xe with the change of the boiling points of HF, HCl, HBr, and HI, and explain the difference between the changes with increasing atomic or molecular mass.

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MW  IMF  BP


Ne, Ar, Kr, Xe  noble gases  LDF


IMF: He < Ne < Ar < Kr < Xe

BP: He < Ne < Ar < Kr < Xe


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Neon and HF have approximately the same molecular masses.

(b) Compare the change in the boiling points of Ne, Ar, Kr, and Xe with the change of the boiling points of HF, HCl, HBr, and HI, and explain the difference between the changes with increasing atomic or molecular mass.

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