Interaction Strength

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Lilyana Villa 1J
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Interaction Strength

Postby Lilyana Villa 1J » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:14 pm

How does the shape of the molecule contribute to the strength of interactions?

Midori Hupfeld 3D
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Re: Interaction Strength

Postby Midori Hupfeld 3D » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:24 pm

The shape determines how close the dipole interactions will be, drawing the atoms closer, which makes the bonds shorter, which makes the bonds stronger.

Karina Kong 2H
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Re: Interaction Strength

Postby Karina Kong 2H » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:34 pm

The more surface area that's touching, the stronger the interaction. This is why rod-shaped molecules are stronger than spherical molecules.

J Medina 2I
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Re: Interaction Strength

Postby J Medina 2I » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:45 pm

This is why rod-shaped molecules will generally have higher melting points. A lot more dipole interactions have to be broken.

Max Madrzyk Dis 4G
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Re: Interaction Strength

Postby Max Madrzyk Dis 4G » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:47 pm

The shape matters with bond strength because the smaller a bond is between two elements the stronger it will be because the effective charge is stronger.

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