Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsChemistry · 8 years ago

In which of the following compounds would intermolecular hydrogen bonds be likely in the liquid state...?

Really just have no idea how I would know that it would form in the liquid state or not.

A) diethyl ether, C2H5OC2H5

B) ammonia, NH3

C) methane, CH4

D) hydrogen fluoride, HF

E) acetic acid, CH3COOH

F) bromine, Br2

G) ethylene glycol, HOCH2CH2OH

H) methylamine, CH3NH2

2 Answers

  • Ash
    Lv 4
    8 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Hydrogen bonds will always form in liquids and solids of compounds where hydrogen is attached directly to nitrogen, oxygen or fluorine. If a compound has any of those three bonds, odds are it's going to have hydrogen bonds.

    As a result, ammonia, hydrogen fluoride, acetic acid, ethylene glycol and methylamine will all have hydrogen bonds.

    Hope I helped! :)

  • 4 years ago

    hydrocarbons are non-polar so CH4 and CH3CH3 bypass bye bye. FON convalent bond to H with lone pair Bye Bye CH3OCH3 and CH3COCH3 acetone has a double bond O So CH3OH is nice hehe.

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