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SiCl3H has a normal boiling point of 33 C. What are the predominant forces between SiCl3H molecules?

A: Ionic forces
B: Covalent bonds
C: Hydrogen bonds
D: Van der Waals forces

Answer:D

Can somebody explain to me why it's not B? Makes no sense to me. Thanks
 

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SiCl3H has a normal boiling point of 33 C. What are the predominant forces between SiCl3H molecules?

A: Ionic forces
B: Covalent bonds
C: Hydrogen bonds
D: Van der Waals forces

Answer:D

Can somebody explain to me why it's not B? Makes no sense to me. Thanks

Covalent is an intramolecular bond. Forces between molecules are, by definition, intermolecular. Not sure why it's not Ionic though.
 

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You're probably thinking of intramolecular forces, in which case you would be right. The question is asking about intermolecular forces.
 
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Not sure why it's not Ionic though.



Would be solid man, wayyyy high energy - think NaCL.

And I got it wrong too, I said covalent :(
 
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