Molecular Attraction - Relative Strength of Forces

Relative Strength of Forces

Bond type Dissociation energy (kcal/mol),
Covalent 400
Hydrogen bonds 12–16
Dipole–dipole 0.5–2
London (van der Waals) Forces <1

Note: this comparison is only approximate – the actual relative strengths will vary depending on the molecules involved.

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