What is the predominant type of intermolecular force in OF2?


What is the predominant type of intermolecular force in {eq}OF_2 {/eq}?

Intermolecular Forces of Attraction:

Intermolecular forces refer to the interactions of neighboring particles that hold solid and liquid together in molecules. They are formed from the interaction between species that are positively and negatively charged, thus they are electrostatic in nature. These forces are essential in solids and liquids, as they can predict bulk properties such as boiling and melting points.

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Oxygen difluoride, ({eq}\rm{OF_2}{/eq}), is a polar molecule which has a bent structure like {eq}\rm{H_2O}{/eq}. Since it is polar, dipole-dipole...

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


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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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