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: 40a



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From the list, we see that CaO has the highest melting point. CaO is ionic, and it has higher partial charges than LiBr (+2 and -2). Since charge is directly related to force, CaO has the highest melting point. CO has the lowest melting point, for it contains covalent bonds which are not hydrogen bonds.
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