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5: Intermolecular Forces

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  • Unit Objectives

    • Distinguish between adhesive and cohesive forces
    • Define viscosity, surface tension, and capillary rise
    • Describe the roles of intermolecular attractive forces in each of these properties/phenomena
    • Define phase transitions and phase transition temperatures
    • Explain the relation between phase transition temperatures and intermolecular attractive forces
    • Explain the construction and use of a typical phase diagram
    • Use phase diagrams to identify stable phases at given temperatures and pressures, and to describe phase transitions result from changes in these properties

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