(Polar molecules, Non-polar molecules, etc.)
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Induced dipole implies that it's being caused by another atom but instantaneous dipoles can happen just from the arrangement and movement of electrons around the nucleus (more on one side than the other at a certain point in time).
Instantaneous dipoles are momentary moments where one side of the molecule will be more electronegative than the other as electrons move around the nuclei. When two nonpolar molecules are next to each other, these instantaneous dipoles form induced dipoles, as the temporarily negative side of one is attracted to the temporarily positive side of the other.
Does that mean that an induced dipole on one atom can be caused by an instantaneous dipole on another? And (just to clarify) the interaction that arises from this would be the dipole moment, a van der Waals interaction?
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