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Van der Waals force

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Van der Waals Forces

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Van der Waals Forces

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Van der Waals Forces

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How Van der Waals forces work

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Van der Waals Forces

In molecular physics, the van der Waals forces, named after Dutch scientist Johannes Diderik van der Waals, are distance-dependent interactions between atoms or molecules. Unlike ionic or covalent bonds, these attractions are not a result of any chemical electronic bond, and they are comparatively weak and more susceptible to being perturbed. Van der Waals forces quickly vanish at longer distances between interacting molecules.
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