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Why magnesium chloride is a solid...
« on: October 17, 2009, 09:27:34 AM »
Why magnesium chloride is a solid and chlorine is a gas at room temperature?  ???

Is it something to do with strong ionic bonds in magnesium chloride and weak Van der Waal's forces between molecules of clorine?

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Re: Why magnesium chloride is a solid...
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2009, 10:16:56 AM »
Yes.
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Re: Why magnesium chloride is a solid...
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2009, 10:37:03 AM »
Great! Thank you very much!  :)

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