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Unformatted text preview: strongly repelled ( Fig. A. ). The most effective distance between atoms can be calculated by adding the van der Waals radius of the two interacting atoms ( Fig. B. ). Even though van der Waal's attractions are weak, large complimentary surfaces can be held together readily if many atoms are involved at the same time....
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