London Force Times

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NatBrown1I
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London Force Times

Postby NatBrown1I » Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:27 pm

What is the average time a London Dispersion force will act upon 2 molecules for?

Chris Dis3L
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Re: London Force Times

Postby Chris Dis3L » Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:42 pm

London dispersion forces form continuously and temporarily. The temporary dipoles are formed when the electrons of a neutral molecule by chance gather on one side of the molecule. This produces a ‘flickering’ type effect and lasts as long as the electrons gather and produce a dipole.

Aaron Ang 4H
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Re: London Force Times

Postby Aaron Ang 4H » Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:03 am

To my knowledge, there is no actual average time that London dispersion forces will act upon two molecules for. The are temporary bonds that are constantly forming and constantly breaking.

505211599
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Re: London Force Times

Postby 505211599 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:21 am

London forces don’t generally have a set time interval in which the force is active. However, the forces are continuously present between molecules.


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