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Van Der Waals Force

  1. Aug 22, 2006 #1
    Could You Explain It To Me In A More Simpler Way That I Can Grasp Thanks
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  3. Aug 22, 2006 #2


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    More Simpler Than What?
  4. Aug 23, 2006 #3
    Than What Ive Read From The Books Plsss
  5. Aug 23, 2006 #4


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    What books have you read about it from? And what level of explanation will you be able to grasp (ie, are you a 3-year-old or a 30-year-old with a PhD in Atomic Physics) ?

    You are expecting a whole lot of divination out us!
  6. Aug 24, 2006 #5
    well if i understand what ive read. are drop of water on ceiling which doesnt drop right away are bonded by van der waals?
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  8. Aug 26, 2006 #7
    Relating to your message, van de waal's forces of attraction simply refers to the forces between the molecules.

    Your question of water droplets not dropping straightaway is due to the surface tension theory. For more info on it, jus go google.com and type in surface tension theory and u'll get like 20 sites. :biggrin:
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