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Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:32 pm
by NicoJones_1B
Is there any difference between dipole-dipole, hydrogen bonding, and london forces?

Re: Differences

Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:47 pm
by Alan Wu
Yes, these intermolecular forces are inherently different from each other.

Dipole-dipole: an attractive force between 2 polar covalent molecules exhibiting dipoles.

Hydrogen bonding: an attractive force between H connected to an electronegative atom and a lone pair of e- on N, O, or F.

London Forces: a temporary attractive force generated between 2 non-polar covalent molecules whose electron clouds spontaneously move to generate temporary induced dipoles.