What intermolecular forces are present in #CH_3F#?

1 Answer
Mar 3, 2018

Answer:

Dipole-Dipole and London (Dispersion) Forces.

Explanation:

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If we look at the molecule, there are no metal atoms to form ionic bonds. Furthermore, the molecule lacks hydrogen atoms bonded to nitrogen, oxygen, or fluorine; ruling out hydrogen bonding. Finally, there is a dipole formed by the difference in electronegativity between the carbon and fluorine atoms. This means the fluoromethane molecule will have a strong dipole-dipole force. As all molecules have the London (dispersion) force as caused by the electrons and positive nuclei, it too is present.