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 474: 11.34c


As surface tension is directly correlated to IMFs, the order is: CH$_3$CH$_2$CH$_3$ < CH$_2$Cl$_2$ < CH$_3$CH$_2$OH

Work Step by Step

CH$_3$CH$_2$CH$_3$ is non polar, so it has the weakest IMFs. Ethanol can form hydrogen bonds, so it has stronger IMFs than does CH$_2$Cl$_2$.
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.