CHAPTEROBJECTIVES(9.1) Discuss the differences between intramolecular and intermolecular forces.(9.2) Identify the primary intermolecular forces observed and discuss relative energies affiliated with each.(9.3) Explain observed with regard to melting point and boiling point.(9.4) Emphasize the significance of intermolecular forces in biological systems.2
GENERALQUESTIONSWhy is water a liquid at room temperature, yet methane which has a comparable molecular weight is a gas?Why does dimethyl ether have a greater vapor pressure than ethanol?Why do proteins coil?Why is DNA helical?3
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