Introductory Chemistry (5th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 032191029X
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-029-5

Chapter 12 - Liquids, Solids, and Intermolecular Forces - Exercises - Questions - Page 440: 3


The strength of IMFs determines the state of matter of a substance at a given temperature.

Work Step by Step

The kinetic energy of a substance varies with temperature. The higher the kinetic energy of a substance, the easier it is for molecules to escape their intermolecular forces of attraction.
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