intermolecular force

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intermolecular force

[‚in·tər·mə′lek·yə·lər ′fōrs]
(physical chemistry)
The force between two molecules; it is that negative gradient of the potential energy between the interacting molecules, if energy is a function of the distance between the centers of the molecules.
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The lack of any strong intermolecular bond functionality means that the molecular packing in chlorothalonil is controlled primarily by weak C[equivalent to]N .
From this study one may conclude that the strength of intermolecular bond formed between the ortho and para substitute of aniline and 1-octanol is shown that the tendency of complex formation is relatively more in para substitute than that of ortho substitute of anilines.
2+] to DNA to explain why the swelling experiments show this ligand as increasing the intermolecular bond strength between the DNA double helices, while netropsin decreases this degree of stabilization.
Using the optical tweezers, scientists can measure the force required to break up intermolecular bonds among the signaling molecules inside the body, allowing them gauge the effects of gene mutations in patients.
Specifically, the relatively high molecular weight and long polymer chain length result in entanglement, and the lack of covalent intermolecular bonds facilitates polymer chain mobility.
However, it has been only recently that this behaviour has been systematically exploited to create intermolecular bonds.
Starch gelatinization is the process in which the intermolecular bonds within the starch molecule are broken down in the presence of water and heat; the starch grains are irreversibly dissolved.
EZ Flow works to alter intermolecular bonds and all of its ingredients are sourced from oil and gas reservoirs.
The increase in the amount of free radicals will provide for a better interaction with the surface of stone materials, and may also contribute to the formation of intermolecular bonds.
This quantifies the disruption of intermolecular bonds that occur when a surface is created.
The shifting of the free amino and the polysaccharide bands of CS suggested that intermolecular bonds between CS and PEG had occurred.

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