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Is an intramolecular bond the same thing as an intramolecular force?

  1. Mar 26, 2014 #1
    ????? And could you give some examples of intramolecular bonds please?
     
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  3. Mar 26, 2014 #2

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  4. Mar 26, 2014 #3
    What are some intramolecular forces that are not bonds?
     
  5. Mar 26, 2014 #4

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    I was wondering about that ... I would imagine that the forces between molecular ions would not be bonds, but would still count as intramolecular if the two ions would make a molecule.
     
  6. Mar 26, 2014 #5
    Van der Waal's forces do not form bonds, for instance...
     
  7. Mar 26, 2014 #6
    Also, in a aqueous medium apolar elements of a large molecule attract each other. That's very important for understanding, for instance, the behavior of large biological molecules.
     
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    It also occurred to me that atoms in a molecule that are not bonded to each other will experience forces due to each other. i.e. in CH4, the intramolecuar forces between the C and each H are bonds, but any forces between the H's are not.
     
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