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the question is

which element has induced dipole-dipole interactions (London forces) in its solid lattice?

A. boron
B. magnesium
C. silicon
D. sulfur

i really need help i don’t even know where to begin to think!
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(Original post by HannaHussain15)
the question is

which element has induced dipole-dipole interactions (London forces) in its solid lattice?

A. boron
B. magnesium
C. silicon
D. sulfur

i really need help i don’t even know where to begin to think!
okay first off, which of these will form a solid lattice? cross out the ones that won't
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okay first off, which of these will form a solid lattice? cross out the ones that won't
I'm a bit puzzled by the presence of Boron in this question as you don't need to know much about it in any current UK A-level spec. It is a giant covalent structure as is silicon- so London forces in either of them-----What do you have to break to melt them?. Magnesium is a metallic lattice- no London forces there. (what is holding it together and stopping it becoming a liquid?)

Sulphur is a solid at room temp. It is made up of small S8 molecules...so what is holding them together and stopping them from separating?...
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