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London Force Times

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:27 pm
by NatBrown1I
What is the average time a London Dispersion force will act upon 2 molecules for?

Re: London Force Times

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:42 pm
by Chris Dis3L
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.

Re: London Force Times

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:03 am
by Aaron Ang 4H
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.

Re: London Force Times

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:21 am
by 505211599
London forces don’t generally have a set time interval in which the force is active. However, the forces are continuously present between molecules.