Dipole-Dipole vs. Dipole-Induced Dipole

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Dipole-Dipole vs. Dipole-Induced Dipole

Postby LBacker_2E » Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:30 am

What is the difference in characteristics of molecules with dipole-dipole bonds vs. molecules with dipole-induced dipole bonds? I know that virtually all molecules have London dispersion forces and that polar molecules will have dipole-dipole forces, but is it possible for a molecule to have both dipole-dipole forces and dipole-induced dipole forces (if so when)?

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Re: Dipole-Dipole vs. Dipole-Induced Dipole

Postby SnehinRajkumar1L » Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:42 am

Molecules with dipole-dipole bonds have polarity on both molecules. However, with dipole-induced dipole bonds, the polarity of another molecule causes a temporary dipole to occur in another molecule. It is possible for a molecule to have both kinds of forces, it just depends on the orientation of the atoms bonded on a molecule.

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