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London Forces

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:21 am
by Meigan Wu 2E
Why do London forces exist?

Re: London Forces

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:25 am
by Aaron Ang 4H
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.

Re: London Forces

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:07 am
by John_Richey_4A
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.