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Kayin

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Intermolecular Theory Help
« on: December 06, 2004, 01:13:08 AM »
I've been studying through these notes about intermolecular theory about
dipole-dipole forces
ion-dipole forces
Dispersion forces...

There's some things I don't understand, do all pairs of atoms have dispersion forces? And the notes also say "If an ion or a polar molecule is close enough ti can induce a temporary dipole in an atom". Well, how can you tell if an ion or polar moleculre is "close enough"?  ???

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Re:Intermolecular Theory Help
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2004, 02:34:26 AM »
If its within vanderwalls distance.
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