London Forces

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Meigan Wu 2E
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London Forces

Postby Meigan Wu 2E » Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:21 am

Why do London forces exist?

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Re: London Forces

Postby Aaron Ang 4H » Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:25 am

London dispersion forces are created when electrons from two separate atoms/molecules move around and occupy positions that make the atoms form temporary dipoles which which causes a temporary attractive force. Therefore, London dispersion forces exist because all elements have electrons and will form dispersion forces at one time or another.

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Re: London Forces

Postby John_Richey_4A » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:07 am

It's a result of random movement of electrons, sometimes they just so happen to be more concentrated on one side, this affects electrons in all nearby atoms.

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