On our chemistry exam, a question asks "Which force is present between Fe particles? a) Van der Waals b) Metallic"
At first it seemed obvious that it was metallic; however, upon closer reading, it seemed like a trick question. First of all, there's no such thing as a metallic force. In addition, I'm not sure if Van der Waals forces exist for metallic bonds. If they do exist, then the answer was definitely "Van der Waals".
So my question is, would Van der Waals/London dispersion forces exist between particles of iron?