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Thursday, 4 June 2015

Arrange the following substances in increasing order of forces of attraction

Arrange the following substances in
increasing order of forces of attraction between the particles – Water, Sugar, Oxygen. 

Answer - Oxygen < Water < Sugar 

Explanation: Oxygen is a gas, thus force of attraction is negligible between particles. Water is a liquid, thus force of attraction between particles is more than liquid and less than solid. 

Sugar is a solid, thus force of attraction between particles is greatest.

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