# What type of intermolecular force of attraction is found in CO_2?

Jul 30, 2018

Well, intermolecular forces specifies the force between molecules...and not the force within molecules.

#### Explanation:

Just to retire this question, carbon dioxide is molecular...and consists of individual $C {O}_{2}$ units with formal double bonds, and $s p - \text{hybridization,}$ i.e. :stackrel(ddot)O=C=stackrel(ddot)O:. How would we describe the hybridization of the oxygen atoms?

But the question inquires with respect to the intermolecular force, the FORCE between molecules. The carbon dioxide molecule is NON-POLAR so only weak dispersion forces operate...