Describe the formation of London forces.Watch this thread
- Electrons are always moving
- At any instant there could be a momentary uneven distribution of charge
- This is a temporary dipole
- This temporary dipole could induce a dipole in another molecule or atom, which would induce a dipole in another and so on
- Thus, at any instant there are many induced dipole-dipole interactions between atoms or molecules. These are London Forces.