# How do Van der Waals forces arise?

May 6, 2018

#### Answer:

Van der Waals forces arise as a result of opposite charges being attracted to each other.

#### Explanation:

Van der Waals forces are intermolecular forces that occur between molecules with opposing apparent charges, which means they are NOT ions. The most prominent form of Van der Waals forces is dipole-dipole attraction where the negative pole of one molecule is attracted to the positive pole of another.