why does chlorine have a lower melting point than sulphur?
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- 08-01-2017 19:33
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- 10-01-2017 21:03
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- 10-01-2017 22:42
Cl2 considerably smaller molecule therefore VdW force is weaker. Sulphur is larger so VdW forces are stronger. Stronger intermolecular forces, higher melting point as more energy is needed to overcome the force.