Definitions for van der waals' forcesˈvæn dər ˌwɑlz, ˌwɑls

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van′ der Waals'` forc`esˈvæn dər ˌwɑlz, ˌwɑls(

  1. weakly attractive forces that act between neutral atoms or molecules.

    Category: Chemistry

Origin of van der Waals' forces:

1925–30; after J. D. van der Waals (1837–1923), Dutch physicist


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