We discuss the influence of gravitational forces on bulk molecular properties and intermolecular interactions. We show that the Earth's gravitational field influences molecules to a much greater extent then the traditional intermolecular forces (ionic, ion-dipole, dipole-dipole and dipole-induced dipole). Nonetheless, the influence of gravitation on bulk properties e.g. boiling point elevation is negligible due to the cancellation effect which is due to the Earth's size and flatness of gravitational potential in the vicinity of Earth surface.
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2010|