Van Der Waals Forces

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Kimberly 1H
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Van Der Waals Forces

Postby Kimberly 1H » Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:06 pm

The textbook states that intermolecular interactions depending on the inverse 6th power of separation between molecules are considered van der Waal forces, but are they also under the larger umbrella of london forces?

Chloe Thorpe 1J
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Re: Van Der Waals Forces

Postby Chloe Thorpe 1J » Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:51 pm

I believe London Dispersion forces are a subcategory of Van Der Waals forces, so it would apply to them as well. Not totally sure though.

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