Worksheet: Intermolecular Forces

In this worksheet, we will practice differentiating between intramolecular and intermolecular bonds and describing their effects on physical and chemical processes.

Q1:

What is the strongest intermolecular force in a solution of Cl()2g in Br()2l?

  • ADispersion
  • BDipole-induced dipole
  • CIonic
  • DDipole–dipole
  • EHydrogen bonding

Q2:

What is the strongest intermolecular force in a solution of methanol in water?

  • ADispersion
  • BHydrogen bonding
  • CDipole–dipole
  • DDipole-induced dipole
  • EIonic

Q3:

Which of the following statements is false?

  • AAll atoms and molecules can interact via dispersion forces.
  • BIons can interact via dispersion forces.
  • CDispersion forces are typically weaker than dipole–dipole attractions.
  • DNoble gas atoms only interact via dispersion forces.
  • EMolecules interacting via dispersion forces have no dipole moment.

Q4:

Which interactions are present between molecules of ethanol?

  • ADipole–dipole attractions only
  • BDispersion forces and hydrogen bonds
  • CDispersion forces and dipole–dipole attractions
  • DHydrogen bonds only
  • EDispersion forces only

Q5:

Which interactions are present between molecules of n-propane?

  • ADispersion forces and dipole–dipole attractions
  • BDispersion forces only
  • CDispersion forces and hydrogen bonds
  • DDipole–dipole attractions only
  • EHydrogen bonds only

Q6:

Which interactions are present between molecules of chloroethane?

  • ADipole–dipole attractions only
  • BDispersion forces only
  • CDispersion forces and dipole–dipole attractions
  • DDispersion forces and hydrogen bonds
  • EHydrogen bonds only

Q7:

What is the strongest intermolecular force that can occur between neutral molecules?

  • ACovalent bonding
  • BVan der Waals attractions
  • CHydrogen bonding
  • DIonic bonding

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