Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321910419
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-041-7

Chapter 11 - Liquids and Intermolecular Forces - Exercises - Page 473: 11.19c


GeCl$_4$ has the strongest IMF. SiCl$_4$ has the 2nd strongest IMF. SiH$_4$ has the 3rd strongest and CH$_4$ has the weakest IMF out of the four.

Work Step by Step

Calculating the strongest IMF based of type of IMF, hydrogen bonding being the strongest and dispersion forces the weakest. Molecular weight affects dispersion forces, the heavier the molecule the stronger the dispersion force.
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