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    How can you tell which intermolecular force act between certain molecules? I don't remember my class being given a paticular method to use and I keep dropping marks in these questions
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    How can you tell which intermolecular force act between certain molecules? I don't remember my class being given a paticular method to use and I keep dropping marks in these questions
    If one of the atoms with a covalent bond is significantly more electronegative than the other the bond will become dipolar.
    The permanent dipole attractions result in increased boiling points.
    A subset of these is hydrogen bonds, where the \delta^+ atom is hydrogen.

    Everything has Van Der Waals (instantaneous dipoles)

    This will explain things better than I can
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