When describing the structure and bonding in chlorine, is it correct to describe it like so?
Chlorine has a simple molecular structure with covalent bonds and weak London forces between molecules.
I am not sure about the bit underlined, as I used to put London forces only...
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Bonding in chlorine watch
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- 11-02-2017 18:11
- 12-02-2017 00:02
The bonding within the molecule (between the atoms) is covalent.
The bonding between the molecules are London forces.
The reason chlorine, in the solid state, is easy to melt and boil is that the London forces are weak and require little energy to overcome.