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Intra vs Intermolecular forces

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:29 pm
by NatBrown1I
Are intramolecular forces or intermolecular forces easier to break?

Re: Intra vs Intermolecular forces

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:32 pm
by Zenita Leang 2K
Intermolecular forces are easier to break since they are weaker.

Re: Intra vs Intermolecular forces

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:32 pm
by Josephine Lu 4L
Intramolecular forces are stronger than intermolecular forces, because the attractions that hold compounds together are stronger than the attractions between molecules.

Re: Intra vs Intermolecular forces

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:32 pm
by jessicahe4Elavelle
Intramolecular forces are harder to break because it would be breaking the actual bonds between atoms. Intermolecular forces are forces between different molecules and include things like London dispersion forces, Van der Waals forces, and dipole-dipole interactions and are easier to break.

Re: Intra vs Intermolecular forces

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:44 pm
by 405098546
Intramolecular forces are way harder to break because entire bonds have to be broken. Intermolecular forces are just breaking weak dipole moments.

Re: Intra vs Intermolecular forces

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:47 pm
by May Xiao 1H
you can also think about it in this way: intramolecular forces include the overlapping of orbitals and the actual share/giving of e-. It will be much stronger than just "interactions" of molecules - the intermolecular forces

Re: Intra vs Intermolecular forces

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:11 am
by Ahmed Mahmood 4D
Since intermolecular forces are (far) weaker than intramolecular forces, they are easier to break.

Re: Intra vs Intermolecular forces

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:38 am
by Jasmine Chow 1F
Intermolecular forces are weaker than intramolecular forces. Therefore it would be easier to break the bond between atoms that make up a molecule than to separate molecules. Intramolecular forces also consist of weak forces such as London dispersion and Van der Waals.

Re: Intra vs Intermolecular forces

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:11 am
by Lucy Agnew 3E
Intramolecular forces are harder to break! You are actually breaking a BOND rather than a force of attraction

Re: Intra vs Intermolecular forces

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:51 pm
by Daniel Chang 3I
Intramolecular forces are much stronger as they are heavily involved with sharing or giving/gaining electrons instead of just having interactions between molecules such as intermolecular forces such as DD forces