The key points from this module are as follows:
• The four forces of nature are strong and weak interactions and electromagnetic and gravitational interactions.
• The theories about intermolecular forces that have been developed over time are the scientific method, Newton’s Principia, mathematical methods, kinetic theory and thermodynamics and quantum theory.
• Forces and pair potentials are classified as attractive or repulsive, short or long-ranged, strong or weak and isotropic or directional.
• An alternative categorisation of forces based on the physical or chemical origin includes electrostatic, entropic and quantum mechanical types.
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