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Debye force

The Debye force results from the interaction between the permanent dipoles of polar molecules and the dipoles they may induce in similar molecules and in initially non-polar molecules.

These intermolecular forces generally appear in the liquid state and to a lesser degree in the gaseous state. The boiling points of these compounds are therefore low and increase with molar mass.

Debye forces contribute to the Van der Waals forces.



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