How do dipole-dipole forces cause molecules to be attracted to one another?

1 Answer
Aug 8, 2018


oppisites attracts


So dipole - dipole forces could be the forces between water molecules. This attraction occurs because the small difference in charge (not really charge difference - happens because the large difference in electronegativity). Therefore oxygen has a negative charge and hydrogen has a positive charge, thereby making it possible for the water molecules to make interactions to each other.

This is illustrated on the picture above