emagister Revision
Find your course

Revision:Intermolecular Forces

The Student Room
Intermolecular forces are ones which act between molecules. There are 3 types of intermolecular forces: Instantaneous and Induced DipolesThe electrons in a molecule are constantly ...  see all
Type: Revision
Source: www.thestudentroom.co.uk
Format: HTML
Language: English

To download this course, share it on Facebook or mention us on Twitter. Let everyone know about it!

or if you prefer, create an account with Emagister or login

Would you like to continue learning more... by paying a little?
chemguide  
Revision Online

Users who looked at this course were also interested in

Course programme ↑ back

Revision:Intermolecular Forces

Intermolecular forces are ones which act between molecules. There are 3 types of intermolecular forces:

Instantaneous and Induced Dipoles
The electrons in a molecule are constantly moving around at random. At a single moment in time, there is likely to be a higher concentration of electrons at one end of a molecule than at another. This makes the specific molecule polar for that moment in time. The negative end of that molecule will repel electrons in an adjacent molecule, and the result is a very small negative charge on one end of a molecule next to a very small positive charge on another molecule - this is induced dipole interaction, which occurs in everything.

The forces involved are very weak. With more electrons, the forces get...