How do van der Waals forces hold molecules together?

1 Answer
Feb 23, 2016

This is a form of intermolecular bonding.


This is one of the wearker intermolecular force which is influence by temporary dipole attractions between the atoms. Usually, non polar molecules are held together by this force.

However, there are speculations that all molecules hold a minimal amount of Van der Waals force to be held together.