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Which statement describes a property of covalent compounds? They have a high boiling point because of strong intermolecular forces. They have a low boiling point because of weak intermolecular forces. They have a low melting point because of strong intermolecular forces. They have a high melting point because of weak intermolecular forces.

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Bethany Evans on January 9, 2018

Correct answer: they have a low boiling point, due to the weakness of intermolecular forces.Reason:Covalent solids are characterized by weak intermolecular forces of interaction. These forces are classified as follows:1) Dipole-Dipole interaction2) Dipole-dipole induced interaction3) van der Waal's forces 4) Hydrogen bondingSince, the magnitude of these forces are weak, covalent solids, under boiling point.


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