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Homework Help: Intermolecular forces

  1. Jan 7, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    I know that there are three types of Intermolecular forces but while searching on the internet I found that there are six intermolecular forces i.e. Dipole-Dipole Interaction, Hydrogen bond, London Dispersion, Ion-Dipole Interaction, Dipole-Induced Dipole Interaction and Ion-Induced dipole Interaction. So please help me here.

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    From what I have learnt from school there are three.
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 7, 2009 #2
    What are the three that you have learnt in school? It's probably H-bonds, -dipole and london forces (I'm guessing)

    With any subject, there is always more than what's taught in schools I guess because in my case, I had learn that there were 4. And while doing an assignment I came to realzie there were actually six.

    If you read, you will find that under dipole interactions you will have the dipole-dipole and ion-dipole, under induced dipole, you'll have ion-induced dipole and dipole-induced-dipole.

    If you want to know what these interactions are, post a reply.
  4. Jan 7, 2009 #3
    Yeah you got them right. Please tell me more about these. Thanks
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