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Low Melting Points of Water and Iodine

APCHEM-XGBCLS

Which of the following statements BEST explains why substances like water $(H_2O)$ and iodine $(I_2)$ have rather low melting points?

A

They are molecular solids that are held together by weak intermolecular forces.

B

They are ionic solids that are held together by weak ionic bonds.

C

They are metallic solids that are held together by weak metallic bonds.

D

They are covalent network solids that are held together by weak covalent bonds.