Consider the collection of nonmetallic elements O, P, Te, I and B.
(a) Which two would form the most polar single bond?
(b) Which two would form the longest single bond?
(c) Which two would be likely to form a compound of formula XY2?
(d) Which combinations of elements would likely yield a compound of empirical formula X2Y3?
H H Chapter 12.3 H H Intermolecular Forces © 2015 Pearson Education, Inc. Attractive Forces • The particles are attracted to each other by Intermolecular forces. • The strength of the attractive forces depends on the kind(s) of particles. – The stronger the attractive forces between the particles, the more the...