orientation force

orientation force

[‚ȯr·ē·ən′tā·shən ‚fȯrs]
(physical chemistry)
A type of van der Waals force, resulting from interaction of the dipole moments of two polar molecules. Also known as dipole-dipole force; Keesom force.
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