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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In particular, the interplay between the material properties of the liquid (density, viscosity and surface tension) with slip length and (stabilizing) intermolecular forces will be considered.
It is the evidence that hydrogen bond or other intermolecular force between grafted MAH and polymer backbone might be formed.
After the reaction, there still exists polar -NH- group, which can form hydrogen bonds among the adjacent molecular chains and enhance the intermolecular force to a certain extent.
Conversely, the chemical permeates into the molecular network and interferes with the intermolecular forces binding the polymer chains.
From a molecular perspective, the plasticizer must be miscible with the polymer and characterized by similar intermolecular forces.
Intermolecular forces dominate the precursor film for both the evaporative and nonevaporative liquids.
These C-O-C groups had a strong influence on bonding strength, playing a vital role in gluing the wood particles together by increasing intermolecular forces, which made the bonding strength of the impregnated board much higher than that of the plain one.
Coverage begins with gas laws, kinetic theory of gases, and the laws of thermodynamics, and concludes with photochemistry, intermolecular forces, the solid state, the liquid state, and statistical thermodynamics.
This closer packing increased the intermolecular forces between the chains, resulting in a higher density material that was noticeably stronger, stiffer, and more creep resistant.
A gecko is able to climb on glass by using physical bond interactions specifically van der Wls intermolecular forces between the spatulae and a surface to adhere reversibly, resulting in easy attachment and removal of the gecko s toes from the surface.
The three concepts chosen were Le Chatelier's Principle (and dynamic chemical equilibria more broadly), Intermolecular Forces (and other interparticle forces) and Thermochemistry.
Trees transport water through xylem tubes using intermolecular forces.

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