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Intermolecular force

Definition

noun

The force that acts between stable molecules or between functional groups of macromolecules.


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An example is van der waals attraction, which is a weak intermolecular force utilized by geckos to climb on sheer surfaces.

Compare: intramolecular force
See also: cohesion


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Parasites in water

... to cling onto a tiny molecule, but maybe they can use some sort of intermolecular force to "bond" to water.

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by OdinsRaven
Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:29 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Parasites in water
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Van der Waals forces

Hydrogen bond are one of the intermolecular force (means it's one group with VDW force) but the energy stored inside the hydrogen bond is more than any ...

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by victor
Sun Feb 12, 2006 11:08 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Van der Waals forces
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Van der Waals forces

Van der Waals forces are much weaker than forces that enable hydrogen bonds. You contradicted what Victor ... contained inside one molecule...Example, covalent bond and ionic bond. i.e. CH4 Intermolecular force is a force energy that's formed by at least 2 molecule. i.e. CH3COOH---OHOCCH3 ...

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by Aerlinn
Sun Feb 12, 2006 9:46 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Van der Waals forces
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Van der Waals forces

Yup, hydrogen bond is one of them.... Intramolecular force is a force energy that's contained inside one molecule...Example, covalent bond and ionic bond. i.e. CH4 Intermolecular force is a force energy that's formed by at least 2 molecule. i.e. CH3COOH---OHOCCH3

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by victor
Sat Feb 11, 2006 12:16 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Van der Waals forces
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Van der Waals forces

Naah, the definition and example that you gave were for INTRAMOLECULAR FORCE but what Aerlinn ask was the definition of Van Der Waals Forces or in other words.. INTERMOLECULAR FORCES ...

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by victor
Fri Feb 10, 2006 10:23 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Van der Waals forces
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