Significance to the different interactions  [ENDORSED]

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Significance to the different interactions

Postby Husnia Safi - 1K » Sun May 20, 2018 10:54 pm

What is the significance of ion-ion, ion-dipole, dipole-dipole, and dipole-induced dipole? What makes these so important? A quick summary would be very helpful as I am pretty confused. Thanks!

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Re: Significance to the different interactions  [ENDORSED]

Postby Gianna Graziano 1A » Mon May 21, 2018 8:41 am

Hi Husnia,
First you need to know the an ion is a molecule with charge, due to a gained or lost electron. Also it would be helpful to know that a dipole is a molecule that has a concentrated positive charge separated from a concentrated negative charge.
Ion-ion: these are interactions between ions with opposite charges! Opposites attract.
Ion-dipole: an electrostatic interaction between a charged ion and a dipole.
Dipole-dipole: in this case two dipolar forces interact with each other, each having a partial negative and partial positive.
Dipole-induced dipole: this is the weakest of the above interactions, electron arrangement introduces a dipole to a polar molecule.

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