Dispersion Force

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Dispersion Force

Postby ahuang » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:56 pm

Is the dispersion force just within the atom or is it also found between two atoms?

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Re: Dispersion Force

Postby MingdaH 3B » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:18 pm

Dispersion forces act between two atoms or molecules. The electromagnetic force is the underlying cause of this, and is present within an atom, but "dispersion forces," as the term is mostly used, does not refer to forces inside an atom.

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Re: Dispersion Force

Postby jisulee1C » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:26 pm

Dispersion forces are a type of intermolecular force. Intermolecular forces occur between two molecules while intramolecular forces hold atoms together in a molecule.

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Re: Dispersion Force

Postby Alexandra Bartolome 2H » Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:16 pm

Dispersion forces act between all atoms and molecules, not within one atom, because they are attractive interactions.

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