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Acetone evaporates more quickly than water at room

Introductory Chemistry | 5th Edition | ISBN: 9780321910295 | Authors: Nivaldo J Tro ISBN: 9780321910295 34

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Problem 13Q

PROBLEM 13Q

Acetone evaporates more quickly than water at room temperature. What can you say about the relative strength of the intermolecular forces in the two compounds? Which substance is more volatile?

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Solution 13Q

Here, we are going to discuss about the relative strength of the intermolecular forces in the given two compounds.

Step 1:

Acetone has weaker intermolecular forces compared to water. In case of water(H2O), hydrogen bonding(the attractive force which binds hydrogen atom of one molecule with the electronegative atom of another molecule) takes place between the partially positive hydrogen atom and the partially negative oxygen atom as shown below:

This type of hydrogen bonding is absent in case of acetone(CH3COCH3) due to the absence of polar O-H bond present in water. Thus, it evaporates more quickly than water at room temperature.

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Chapter 12, Problem 13Q is Solved
Textbook: Introductory Chemistry
Edition: 5
Author: Nivaldo J Tro
ISBN: 9780321910295

This full solution covers the following key subjects: acetone, compounds, evaporates, forces, intermolecular. This expansive textbook survival guide covers 19 chapters, and 2045 solutions. Since the solution to 13Q from 12 chapter was answered, more than 289 students have viewed the full step-by-step answer. The full step-by-step solution to problem: 13Q from chapter: 12 was answered by , our top Chemistry solution expert on 05/06/17, 06:45PM. The answer to “Acetone evaporates more quickly than water at room temperature. What can you say about the relative strength of the intermolecular forces in the two compounds? Which substance is more volatile?” is broken down into a number of easy to follow steps, and 30 words. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Introductory Chemistry, edition: 5. Introductory Chemistry was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780321910295.

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