London forces

Synonym: dispersion forces
Attractive forces between apolar molecules, due to their mutual polarizability. They are also components of the forces between polar molecules. Also called 'dispersion forces'.
See also: van der Waals forces
PAC, 1994, 66, 1077. 'Glossary of terms used in physical organic chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)' on page 1136 (