Introductory Chemistry: A Foundati...

9th Edition
Steven S. Zumdahl + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337399425



Introductory Chemistry: A Foundati...

9th Edition
Steven S. Zumdahl + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337399425
Textbook Problem

The normal boiling point of water is unusually high, compared to the boiling points of H 2 S ,  H 2 Se ,  and H 2 Te . Explain this observation in terms of the hydrogen bonding that exists in water, but that does not exist in the other compounds.

Interpretation Introduction


The unusual high boiling point of water as compared to H2S, H2Se, H2Te must be explained.

Concept Introduction:

Hydrogen bonds are bridge bonds which are longer than normal covalent bonds formed by highly electronegative and smaller atoms like fluorine, oxygen and nitrogen.


Hydrogen bonding in water molecules is shown.

Hydrogen bonding is formed by atoms which are very small and highly electronegative. This occurs when a hydrogen atom is bounded to a highly electronegative atom such as F, O, and N (Fluorine, Oxygen, and Nitrogen) and type of interaction is electrostatic attraction. Water can form hydrogen bonds. One water molecule form hydrogen bonds with another four water molecules...

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