Seeing Intermolecular Attractions

Explore different types of attractions between molecules.

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Explore different types of attractions between molecules. While all molecules are attracted to each other, some attractions are stronger than others. Non-polar molecules are attracted through a London dispersion attraction; polar molecules are attracted through both the London dispersion force and the stronger dipole-dipole attraction. The dipole-dipole attraction is often thought of as "opposite charges attract; like charges repel." The force of attractions between molecules has consequences for their interactions in physical, chemical and biological applications.

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<a href="">The Concord Consortium. Seeing Intermolecular Attractions. Concord: The Concord Consortium, 2013, June 5.</a>

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Seeing Intermolecular Attractions (The Concord Consortium, Concord, 2013, June 5), WWW Document, (https://concord.org/).

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Seeing Intermolecular Attractions (The Concord Consortium, Concord, 2013, June 5), WWW Document, (https://concord.org/).

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Seeing Intermolecular Attractions. (2013, June 5). Retrieved 2017, June 24, from The Concord Consortium: https://concord.org/

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This activity runs entirely in a Web browser. Preferred browsers are: Google Chrome (versions 30 and above), Safari (versions 7 and above), Firefox (version 30 and above), Internet Explorer (version 10 or higher), and Microsoft's Edge.

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