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Why Do Covalent Compounds Exist as Gases, Liquids Or Soft Solids? - Chemistry

Why do covalent compounds exist as gases, liquids or soft solids?

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Covalent compounds have strong covalent bonds between the atoms in a molecule, but the intermolecular forces (Vander Waal's forces) are weak. Hence, covalent compounds are gaseous if molecules are less and liquid or soft solids if molecules are more.

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