Science Note: Intermolecular forces
Issue 364 | Page 16 | Published Mar 2017
Many students are unclear about what van der Waals and London forces are if they consult several textbooks. To clarify, van der Waals forces represent the collective term for all types of intermolecular forces, which include London forces. In general, intermolecular forces are forces of attraction between neighbouring molecules. This article outlines the different types.
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