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Arrange HF, HCl, HBr, and HI in order of increasing vapor pressure.

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Arrange HF, HCl, HBr, and HI in order of increasing vapor pressure.

Intermolecular Forces and Vapor Pressure:

Intermolecular forces are the secondary forces that hold the molecules or unbounded atoms of inert substances together in a state.

The intermolecular forces' strength determines the physical state at a particular temperature and all other physical properties.

The vapor pressure of a substance is the pressure exerted by the vapors on its liquid surface.

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HF, HCl, HBr, and HI are all haloacids and are polar covalent.

Their vapor pressure would increase with decreasing strength of the intermolecular...

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