Intra vs Intermolecular forces

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Intra vs Intermolecular forces

Postby NatBrown1I » Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:29 pm

Are intramolecular forces or intermolecular forces easier to break?

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Re: Intra vs Intermolecular forces

Postby Zenita Leang 2K » Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:32 pm

Intermolecular forces are easier to break since they are weaker.

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Re: Intra vs Intermolecular forces

Postby Josephine Lu 4L » Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:32 pm

Intramolecular forces are stronger than intermolecular forces, because the attractions that hold compounds together are stronger than the attractions between molecules.

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Re: Intra vs Intermolecular forces

Postby jessicahe4Elavelle » Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:32 pm

Intramolecular forces are harder to break because it would be breaking the actual bonds between atoms. Intermolecular forces are forces between different molecules and include things like London dispersion forces, Van der Waals forces, and dipole-dipole interactions and are easier to break.

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Re: Intra vs Intermolecular forces

Postby 405098546 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:44 pm

Intramolecular forces are way harder to break because entire bonds have to be broken. Intermolecular forces are just breaking weak dipole moments.

May Xiao 1H
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Re: Intra vs Intermolecular forces

Postby May Xiao 1H » Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:47 pm

you can also think about it in this way: intramolecular forces include the overlapping of orbitals and the actual share/giving of e-. It will be much stronger than just "interactions" of molecules - the intermolecular forces

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Re: Intra vs Intermolecular forces

Postby Ahmed Mahmood 4D » Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:11 am

Since intermolecular forces are (far) weaker than intramolecular forces, they are easier to break.

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Re: Intra vs Intermolecular forces

Postby Jasmine Chow 1F » Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:38 am

Intermolecular forces are weaker than intramolecular forces. Therefore it would be easier to break the bond between atoms that make up a molecule than to separate molecules. Intramolecular forces also consist of weak forces such as London dispersion and Van der Waals.

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Re: Intra vs Intermolecular forces

Postby Lucy Agnew 3E » Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:11 am

Intramolecular forces are harder to break! You are actually breaking a BOND rather than a force of attraction

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Re: Intra vs Intermolecular forces

Postby Daniel Chang 3I » Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:51 pm

Intramolecular forces are much stronger as they are heavily involved with sharing or giving/gaining electrons instead of just having interactions between molecules such as intermolecular forces such as DD forces


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