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9.5: Intermolecular Forces

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  • As suggested by the Lewis acid-base concept's ability to describe halogen bonding in terms of the interaction between electrophilic and nucleophilic centers, the Lewis concept can be applied to the understanding of a variety of intermolecular interactions. In the next two sections the utility of Lewis Theory for understanding hydrogen bond and \(\pi - \pi\) stacking interactions will be examined.

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    Stephen M. Contakes, Westmont College