Problem: Which of the following liquids would you expect to have the greatest surface tension and why? a) molten sodium chloride because it is ionic and would have the strongest bonds of any of the liquids given b) liquid carbon tetrachloride because it has the largest molecules of any of the liquids given c) liquid water because it has the strongest H-bonding of any liquid d) liquid hydrogen flouride because it has the strongest H-bonding of any liquid e) all liquids would be expected to have the same surface tension

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Which of the following liquids would you expect to have the greatest surface tension and why?

a) molten sodium chloride because it is ionic and would have the strongest bonds of any of the liquids given

b) liquid carbon tetrachloride because it has the largest molecules of any of the liquids given

c) liquid water because it has the strongest H-bonding of any liquid

d) liquid hydrogen flouride because it has the strongest H-bonding of any liquid

e) all liquids would be expected to have the same surface tension

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