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Intermolecular force

Definition
noun
The force that acts between stable molecules or between functional groups of macromolecules.
Supplement
An example is van der waals attraction, which is a weak intermolecular force utilized by geckos to climb on sheer surfaces.
Compare: intramolecular force

See also: cohesion


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