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Which solid has the highest melting point? Why?

C(s, diamond), Kr(s), NaCl(s), H2O(s)
Sep 6th, 2015

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Diamond has the highest melting point here because it is a network covalent crystal. The main component that determines melting point is intermolecular forces. Network covalent forces are strongest, next would be NaCl, which is held together by ionic forces. Next, H2O, held by hydrogen bonds. And finally Kr, which is just held by London Dispersion Forces (weakest). 

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Sep 6th, 2015

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