van der Waals forces
noun plural Etymology: Johannes D. van der Waals died 1923 Dutch physicist Date: 1939 the relatively weak attractive forces that act on neutral atoms and molecules and that arise because of the electric polarization induced in each of the particles by the presence of other particles

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