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Dec 21, 2017

Answer:

A temporary attractive force that results when the electrons in two adjacent atoms occupy positions that make the atoms form temporary dipoles.

Explanation:

Also referred to as London Dispersion force, the induced dipole-induced dipole force is a weak intermolecular interaction that occurs between any two molecules that are close together (even polar molecules).

Because electrons are constantly moving around in the electron cloud, a temporary (instantaneous) dipole can arise if the electrons are unevenly distributed around the molecule.

https://www.chem.purdue.edu/gchelp/liquids/disperse.html

This temporary dipole can disturb the electrons in another molecule, inducing a dipole to form. The temporary dipoles form an electrostatic interaction – London dispersion force.

https://www.chem.purdue.edu/gchelp/liquids/disperse.html