Boiling point, volatility, surface tension?

How do boiling point, volatility, and surface tension of a liquid depend on the attractive forces between particles?

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  • Brenda
    Lv 4
    7 years ago
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    more attractive forces will cause the molecules of the liquid to stay together, so...

    higher BP (you have to get them moving faster to pull apart and become a gas)

    less volatility (they are sticking to each other) = thick & syrupy

    more surface tension (again - sticking to each other!!) = cohesion, like streams of water

    Source(s): retired chem teacher
  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Stronger the bonding, higher the boiling point, lower volatility and stronger surface tension. This is due to it requiring more energy to break apart the molecules. Hydrogen bonding in water is a great example of a strong bond, with a relativity high bp, low volatility, and a strong surface tension

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