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alkanes the only significant intermolecule force is the VanderWaals interaction . This attractive force
results from charge-charge interactions between molecules due to transient
uneven distributions of electrons. Extra electron density in one part of
a molecule (resulting in slight negative charge) repels the electrons density
in a neighboring molecule (resulting in a slight positve charge). The positive
and negative charges attract. The more carbons there are in a hydrocarbon.
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Aug 23rd, 2015
So to answer the question I would talk about VanderWalls interactions? The question itself implies multiple answers what else should I look at for the intermolecular forces?