Q. 63.9( 56 Votes )

Classify the following solids in different categories based on the nature of

intermolecular forces operating in them:

Potassium sulphate, tin, benzene, urea, ammonia, water, zinc sulphide,

graphite, rubidium, argon, silicon carbide.

Answer :



Explanation: Ionic solids are those in which constituents particles are cations and anions which are held together by columbic force of interactions


e.g.- K2SO4 K+ + SO4


Metallic solids are metals in which metal ions (also called kernals) are held together by metallic bonds.)


Molecular solids are made up on molecules or inert gases.


In covalent solids constituent particles are atoms which are held together by continuous system of covalent bonds.


Note: Though in solid argon the constituent particles are atoms even it is categorised as molecular solid because the particles are held together by vander waal forces so all solids of zero group elements are placed under the category of molecular solids.)


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