van de waals bond


A Good Geology Lesson.....

a: Van de waals bond ~
b: post-it notes

What: "Group called mica often occurs in rocks in sheet form. (some sheets held together by van de Waals bonds--very weak. These bonds can be peeled apart. Van der Waals bonds are like post-it notes)"

Writer: Not Stated
Date: May 15 2013 9:58 PM

Superficial Bonding Maybe Is Best....

a: Van de waals bond ~
b: friendly acquaintanceships

What: "You know, I'm glad you said something, because I've given this a lot of thought since my comment. Ionic bonds are the only bonds where anything is "exchanged," i.e., an electron or two. So maybe covalent and hydrogen bonding is really only friendship. Metallic bonds are like office friendships and van der Waals bonds are like friendly acquaintanceships where you're always happy to "play catch-up" every once in a while. I think I may have been a little hasty in my judgment of the chemical community."

Writer: Curmudgeonliness
Date: May 15 2013 10:01 PM

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