What is the predominant type of intermolecular force in CHF3?


What is the predominant type of intermolecular force in {eq}CHF_3 {/eq}?

Intermolecular Forces of Attraction:

The forces of attraction or repulsion acting between particles such as atoms or ions holding them together are known as intermolecular forces. Basically, these forces are what exists between molecules, which compared to intramolecular forces are much weaker such that the bond of a compound such that the covalent bond of hydrogen chloride will be stronger than bonds it could form with other molecules. The intermolecular forces of varies depending on the nature of molecules, and it could be distinguished as hydrogen bonding, London Dispersion forces, and dipole-dipole interactions.

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Hydrogen Bonding, Dipole-Dipole & Ion-Dipole Forces: Strong Intermolecular Forces


Chapter 5 / Lesson 13

Hydrogen bonds are a critical part of many chemical processes, and they help determine the properties of things necessary for life, such as water and protein. Explore hydrogen bonds, as well as dipole-dipole forces, ion-dipole forces, strong intermolecular forces, and intramolecular forces. Understand the effects that intermolecular forces have on certain molecules' properties.

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