London Dispersion

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Lauren Haight 1E
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London Dispersion

Postby Lauren Haight 1E » Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:31 pm

What dictates London Dispersion? I’m unsure on this.

Tanmay Singhal 1H
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Re: London Dispersion

Postby Tanmay Singhal 1H » Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:32 pm

every molecule has london dispersion forces

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Re: London Dispersion

Postby SnehinRajkumar1L » Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:36 pm

Any molecule can induce a dipole on another molecule. So, any molecule can have these dispersion forces.

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Re: London Dispersion

Postby Sydney Jacobs 1C » Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:36 pm

London Dispersion forces can happen in all molecules because of the fluctuating electron distribution on atoms results in fluctuating dipoles. These interactions are very weak and are easily broken.

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Re: London Dispersion

Postby Varadhan_3G » Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:35 pm

London dispersion is dictated by the proximity of electrons in two adjacent atoms occupy positions that make the atoms form temporary dipoles. This force induces a dipole-dipole attraction and is what causes condensation into liquids and freezing into solids.

Claire Stoecklein 1E
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Re: London Dispersion

Postby Claire Stoecklein 1E » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:17 pm

London dispersion is the weakest type of intermolecular forces.

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Re: London Dispersion

Postby kendal mccarthy » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:39 pm

London dispersion forces happen because electrons moving can induce dipole forces due to attraction.

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Re: London Dispersion

Postby Arvind 4G » Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:34 am

Every molecule has London dispersion forces which are created by momentary dipoles. Because they add up, larger molecules have stronger dispersion forces than smaller molecules.

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Re: London Dispersion

Postby chrischyu4a » Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:19 pm

All molecules have london dispersion forces due to the randomized dispersion of electrons at a singular moment which can strengthen the dipole towards a certain direction due an increased density of electrons.

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Re: London Dispersion

Postby Joseph Saba » Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:06 pm

All molecules have LD forces that interact with other molecules

Anokhi Patel 2B
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Re: London Dispersion

Postby Anokhi Patel 2B » Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:57 pm

what exactly is london dispersion?

Emil Velasco 1H
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Re: London Dispersion

Postby Emil Velasco 1H » Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:01 pm

Anokhi Patel 4G wrote:what exactly is london dispersion?


London dispersion is another name for Van der Waals forces, which is essentially really weak and temporary polarizations occurring due to the random movement of electrons in a molecule. It is the weakest intermolecular force and may occur on all molecules.

Jesse Anderson-Ramirez 3I
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Re: London Dispersion

Postby Jesse Anderson-Ramirez 3I » Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:29 pm

Anokhi Patel 4G wrote:what exactly is london dispersion?

LDF is the weakest of the intermolecular forces. LDF occurs when electrons in two adjacent atoms form temporary dipoles.
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Re: London Dispersion

Postby Areli C 1L » Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:31 pm

Ah this one is the easiest :) From my understanding, all molecules will have London dispersion as an intermolecular force.


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