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 - Topical Questions - Page 421b: 32


large, polar molecules

Work Step by Step

We know that a high melting point and a high fusion enthalpy results when there are strong intermolecular forces. Thus, we find that the compound is likely ionic and may be large as well, which would contribute to high london dispersion forces.
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