Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321910419
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-041-7

Chapter 8 - Basic Concepts of Chemical Bonding - Exercises - Page 335: 8.31b


XY is most likely to be a covalent substance.

Work Step by Step

Substance XY boils at $-33^oC$. That means substance XY would be a gas at room temperature. So XY is most likely to be a covalent substance, since at room temperature, ionic substances are hard solid, while covalent substances can be liquid, gas, or pliable solid.
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