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maximizing dipole interactions

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:36 pm
by Aj1156
Why does positioning dipoles with oppositely charged closest to each other maximize dipole interactions ?

Re: maximizing dipole interactions

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:51 pm
by Nicoline Breytenbach 3D
Because dipoles with opposite charges attract each other, like a magnet. On the other hand, two dipoles with the same charge will repel each other, which would lead to weak interactions between the dipoles