Van der Waals  [ENDORSED]

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paulacamara1E
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Van der Waals

Postby paulacamara1E » Sun May 20, 2018 11:48 pm

Does it matter which name we use for Van der Waals? Like London, Dispersion, Induced dipole etc? And are they considered bonds or simply interactions?

JulietOttenberg-1C
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Re: Van der Waals

Postby JulietOttenberg-1C » Sun May 20, 2018 11:50 pm

no I don't think it matters.

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Re: Van der Waals

Postby 105012653 1F » Sun May 20, 2018 11:59 pm

They are the same; you should be able to use all names.

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Re: Van der Waals  [ENDORSED]

Postby Alexandra Wade 1L » Mon May 21, 2018 10:43 am

Van der Waals is an interaction because it is just the partial separation of charge. On its own it is very weak, but with a lot of individual interactions between molecules it can be very strong which is why it is sometimes confused for a bond.

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Re: Van der Waals

Postby KristinaNguyen_1A » Mon May 21, 2018 7:19 pm

They are all interchangeable so I don't think it really matters. They are also considered interactions and not bonds because it will continuously interact and then break apart due to its weak interactions.


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