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Van Der Waals Forces

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:06 pm
by Kimberly 1H
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?

Re: Van Der Waals Forces

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:51 pm
by Chloe Thorpe 1J
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.