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How are intermolecular forces different from the forces that bond atoms together into molecules? How are they similar?

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    Intermolecular forces:
    - Between different molecules of the same substance
    - London Forces, Dipole-Dipole Interactions, Hydrogen Bonds
    - Do not involve any sharing of electrons between atoms


    Intramolecular forces:
    - Between different atoms in the same molecule
    - Covalent/Ionic bonds which involve the sharing or donation of electrons between atoms

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    Arora mostly has it on target. In general, the intermolecular forces are weaker than the intramolecular forces that bond atoms together.

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