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How is melting point related to intermolecular forces of attraction? Why is latent heat of vaporisation higher than latent heat of fusion?

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Greater the intermolecular forces of attraction, higher will be the melting point. The energy required to convert solid into liquid is less than the energy required to convert liquid into vapours due to the small difference in the forces of attraction between solid and liquid than in liquid and gas.

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