Differences between the intermolecular forces

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TYun_1C
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Differences between the intermolecular forces

Postby TYun_1C » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:23 pm

Dr. Lavelle uses the terms dipole-dipole, LDF, and van der waals forces interchangeably. In high school I was taught the difference between these forces and was responsible for naming the most prominent kind of intermolecular force in a certain molecule. In this class, do we just consider them interchangeable and are we not responsible for knowing the differences between them?

Alan Wu
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Re: Differences between the intermolecular forces

Postby Alan Wu » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:49 pm

The terms induced dipole - induced dipole, London, Dispersion, and Van der Waals forces all describe the same force in this class.

Ryan Chang 1C
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Re: Differences between the intermolecular forces

Postby Ryan Chang 1C » Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:18 am

They all describe the same types of intermolecular forces.


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