van der Waals molecule


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van der Waals molecule

[′van·dər ‚wälz ‚mäl·ə‚kyül]
(physical chemistry)
A molecule that is held together by van der Waals forces.
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Valid principles for diatomics are then transferred to polyatomic particles in chapters on rotations and vibrations, electronic states, molecular spectra, perturbations in molecular spectra, molecules in external fields, and Van der Waals molecules and clusters.