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Interaction Strength

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:14 pm
by Lilyana Villa 1J
How does the shape of the molecule contribute to the strength of interactions?

Re: Interaction Strength

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:24 pm
by Midori Hupfeld 3D
The shape determines how close the dipole interactions will be, drawing the atoms closer, which makes the bonds shorter, which makes the bonds stronger.

Re: Interaction Strength

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:34 pm
by Karina Kong 2H
The more surface area that's touching, the stronger the interaction. This is why rod-shaped molecules are stronger than spherical molecules.

Re: Interaction Strength

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:45 pm
by J Medina 2I
This is why rod-shaped molecules will generally have higher melting points. A lot more dipole interactions have to be broken.

Re: Interaction Strength

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:47 pm
by Max Madrzyk Dis 4G
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.