Intermolecular Forces in CO2

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Sarah Zhari 1D
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Intermolecular Forces in CO2

Postby Sarah Zhari 1D » Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:37 pm

What are the intermolecular forces present in CO2? Does a non-polar molecule with polar bonds have dipole-dipole interactions?

Brynne Burrows 3K
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Re: Intermolecular Forces in CO2

Postby Brynne Burrows 3K » Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:47 pm

Since CO2 is a nonpolar molecule, only London dispersion forces are present and therefore would not have dipole-dipole forces. The behavior of the bonds within the molecule, also known as intramolecular forces, does not determine the type of intermolecular forces.

Brian Tangsombatvisit 1C
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Re: Intermolecular Forces in CO2

Postby Brian Tangsombatvisit 1C » Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:48 pm

CO2 only has London dispersion forces, or induced dipole - induced dipole interactions. Even though CO2 has polar bonds, the molecule is nonpolar because the dipoole moments cancel out. A nonpolar molecule cannot have dipole-dipole interactions. Only polar molecules can.

Kallista McCarty 1C
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Re: Intermolecular Forces in CO2

Postby Kallista McCarty 1C » Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:56 pm

CO2 only has induced dipole-induced dipole interactions (every molecule has this). Since the dipoles cancel out, there is no dipole-dipole interactions.

Pablo 1K
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Re: Intermolecular Forces in CO2

Postby Pablo 1K » Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:40 pm

Only London dispersion forces since it is a non-polar molecule.


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