# Question ae59c

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May 21, 2016

Phosphine, $\text{b.p. } - 87.7$ ""^@C; ammonia, $\text{b.p. } - 33.3$ ""^@C#;

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Given the boiling points, CLEARLY, ammonia, $N {H}_{3}$, has the greatest degree of intermolecular bonding. How do we rationalize this? The obvious discriminant is hydrogen bonding. There is little electronegativity difference between phosphorus and hydrogen, and yet a large difference exists between nitrogen and hydrogen.

The $N - H$ bond is strongly polar on this account. The result is that the ammonia participates in intermolecular hydrogen bonding, which is a potent intermolecular force.

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