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Intermolecular Energy

APCHEM-Q8UEYQ

Many concepts in chemistry are tied to intermolecular forces.

Which of the following is an INCORRECT statement regarding intermolecular forces?

A

Surface tension is the energy required to expand the surface area of a liquid due to weakening intermolecular forces.

B

The shape of a liquid's meniscus is relative to the cohesive intermolecular strength and the adhesive forces between the substance and the container.

C

Viscosity is directly related to temperature, molecular mass, and strength of intermolecular forces of a substance.

D

Capillary action is relative to the cohesive intermolecular strength and the adhesive forces between the substance and the container as well as the effects of gravity.