Dear friends, Please read our latest blog post for an important announcement about the website. ❤, The Socratic Team

What are the intermolecular forces of CHF3?

1 Answer
Write your answer here...
Start with a one sentence answer
Then teach the underlying concepts
Don't copy without citing sources


Write a one sentence answer...



Explain in detail...


I want someone to double check my answer

Describe your changes (optional) 200

Nam D. Share
May 30, 2018


I would say dipole-dipole interactions.


Fluoroform #(CHF_3)# is a highly polar molecule. (click here for the explanation)

This means that there exist a dipole moment in the molecule. Since fluorine is highly electronegative, it will attract the electrons to itself, leaving the hydrogen end of the molecule positive. This allows for other fluoroform molecules to get attracted to the positive side of the molecule, by allowing the negatively-charged fluorine side get attracted to the hydrogen side of the molecule.

Was this helpful? Let the contributor know!
Impact of this question
457 views around the world
You can reuse this answer
Creative Commons License