Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285199049
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-904-7

Chapter 9 - Liquids, Solids, and Materials - Questions for Review and Thought - Applying Concepts - Page 421e: 102


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In order to go from solid to liquid, a given compound must partially overcome intermolecular forces. However, vaporization requires molecules to $ \underline{completely}$ overcome intermolecular forces, which accounts for the difference.
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