anonymous
  • anonymous
In terms of intermolecular forces and heat, why does melting take less time than vaporization?
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anonymous
  • anonymous
is it referring to water or any chemical?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Any.
anonymous
  • anonymous
hmm, well for vaporization the molecules need enough energy to overcome the intermolecular, attractive forces. Ice on the other hand does not need this energy to overcome attractive forces as they are still occur for liquids.

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anonymous
  • anonymous
What do you think?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Well, how exactly do the molecules "overcome" the intermolecular forces? Do the bonds break?
anonymous
  • anonymous
It depends on the compound for "bonds". Water has H-bonds but helium has weak intermolecular forces and no "bonds" to break. As heat is added, it increases the kinetic energy (vibrational and such). This kinetic energy overpowers the intermolecular forces when it becomes a gas.

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