University Chemistry ›› 2019, Vol. 34 ›› Issue (1): 104-107.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX201803015

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Analysis on the Concept of Intermolecular Interactions and van der Waals Force in the Teaching of University Chemistry

Shugui HUA1,*(),Jiao JI1,Jingshu SHAN1,2,Jun YAN1   

  1. 1 School of Life Science and Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Jiangsu Second Normal University, Nanjing 210013, P. R. China
    2 Chenzhu Junior Middle School, Yancheng 224522, Jiangsu Province, P. R. China
  • Received:2018-03-05 Published:2019-01-16
  • Contact: Shugui HUA
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This paper discussed the differences between intermolecular interactions and van der Waals force. Based on the physical models of different interactions, some important and confusing concepts were clarified.

Key words: Weak interaction, Attractive force, Repulsive force


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