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Unformatted text preview: Important for forming and stabilizing biological molecules. Many of them needed to have a real affect on the molecule. Slide 5: van der Waals Forces Broken and formed many times within a molecule, due to movement within the electron. Many of these formed, create significant hold. Bond Lengths and Strengths Covalent. 0.15 nm length. 90 kcal/mole in vacuum. Noncovalent. Ionic. 0.25 nm in length. 80 kcal/mole in vacuum. Hydrogen 0.30 nm in length...
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- Spring '12