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    Differences in boiling points

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    Rationalize the difference in boiling point between the members of the following pairs of substances:
    HF(20oC) and HCl (-85oC)
    CHCl3 (61oC) and CHBr3 (150oC)
    Br2 (59oC) and ICl (97oC)

    Please provide detailed explanation.

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    HF has hydrogen bonding which is a very strong intermolecular force that is absent in HCl. The stronger the intermolecular forces, the more energy required to break them. This ...

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    Role of intermolecular forces and structures is used to explain differences in boiling points.