Problem: Arrange each of the following sets of compounds in order of increasing boiling point temperature:(a) HCl, H2O, SiH4

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HCl

total valence e- = 8 e-

Lewis structure:

ΔEN = 3.0 – 2.2 = 0.8 polar covalent bond

dipole-dipole forces


H2O

total valence e- = 8 e-

Lewis Structure:

ΔEN = 3.5 – 2.2 = 1.3 polar covalent bond

O connected to H hydrogen-bonding


SiH4

total valence e- = 8 e-

Lewis Structure


ΔEN = 2.2 – 1.8 = 0.4 polar covalent bond

no net dipole London dispersion forces


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Arrange each of the following sets of compounds in order of increasing boiling point temperature:

(a) HCl, H2O, SiH4

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