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2.6 Intermolecular Forces

Intermolecular forces are forces of attraction or repulsion which act between neighboring particles (atoms, molecules or ions). They are weak compared to the intramolecular forces, which keep a molecule together (e.g., covalent and ionic bonding).

Further Reading on Intermolecular Forces

MasterOrganicChemistry

The Four Intermolecular Forces and How they Affect Boiling Points

Khan Academy

 

          Intermolecular Forces in Organic Chemistry

Web Pages

          Description of Intermolecular Forces

Intermolecular Forces Summary

          Detailed Link on Intermolecular Forces

          Hydrogen Bonding

          van der Waals Forces

Practice Problems

          Virtual Text