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Unformatted text preview: intermolecular force. 2. Look for a large dipole moment, the larger the dipole moment the larger the force. 3. Look for large atoms (3rd row or lower) if they are present the larger the atom the more polarizable and larger Van der Waals forces are possible (remember intermolecular interactions are the sum of all the forces). 4. If no large atoms look at the shape and size (i. e. surface area). The more contact between molecules the larger the Van der Waals forces....
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2011 for the course POLISCI 101 taught by Professor Laraja during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).
- Spring '08