Ice and Hydrogen Bonding

Chemistry

INTERMOLECULAR BONDING – VAN DER WAALS FORCES

INTERMOLECULAR BONDING – VAN DER WAALS FORCES.

(a) Van Der Waals Forces

Intermolecular attractions are attractions between one molecule and a neighbouring molecule.

The forces of attraction which hold an individual molecule together (for example, the covalent bonds) are known as intramolecular attractions.

All molecules experience intermolecular attractions, although in some cases those attractions are very weak.