# What type of interactions occur when CH4 dissolves in CCl4 [duplicate]

When ionic compounds dissolve in polar solvents many types of factors come into play determining their solubility. Some of them may be: ion- dipole interactions, lattice energy, high dielectric constant of the solvent etc.

But I was unable to understand what kind of interactions take place between non-polar solvent and non-polar solute. I was reading about the solubility of $$\ce{CH4}$$ in $$\ce{CCl4}$$ and since they were both covalently bonded I couldn't explain the interactions. Any references would help too.

So my question is:

What type of interactions occur when $$\ce{CH4}$$ dissolves in $$\ce{CCl4}$$

• Maybe it's just me, but it seems weird you know about things like lattice energy or ion-dipole int. but not about vdW, new to organic chemistry? – Mithoron Nov 3 '18 at 17:37
• @Mithoron oh yes.Totally. Thanks for the lead.Should I delete this question? – user 33690 Nov 3 '18 at 18:03
• I think it can stay as duplicate. – Mithoron Nov 3 '18 at 18:29