Order the following molecules in terms of intermolecules: #"methane"#; #"hydrogen fluoride"#; #"ammonia"#; #"dinitrogen"#; #"hydrogen chloride"#?

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Mar 13, 2017

Answer:

Least to most.........#N_2, CH_4, HCl, NH_3, HF#.

Explanation:

#N_2, CH_4, HCl, NH_3, HF#.

Hydrogen fluoride is the most polar molecule (and has the highest normal boiling point), and dinitrogen is the least polar molecule (and has the lowest normal boiling point).

You should look up the boiling points of these materials in order to confirm that what I say is true. The boiling points should correspond to bond polarity, as it provides a potent intermolecular force of attraction.