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I also have a follow-up question to this... In class, we talked about how those forces would be interchangeable with dipole-induced dipole interactions. Does this mean they are the same or for sake of simplicity we treat them the same way?
In lecture, Dr. Lavelle said that we could use the following terms interchangeably: London forces, dispersion forces, van der Waals forces, and induced dipole-induced dipole (NOT dipole-induced dipole; this interaction is between a molecule with permanent dipole that induces a dipole in the nonpolar molecule it is interacting with). I believe they are all the same in the context of this class; however, one confusing thing I noticed in the textbook was that they seemed to classify all IMFs as van der Waals interactions. I personally prefer to use the term London dispersion forces.
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