dipole-induced dipole

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Ashley McClearnen 1B
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dipole-induced dipole

Postby Ashley McClearnen 1B » Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:49 pm

What are some examples of molecules with dipole-induced dipole interaction?

Leslie Cheng 4B
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Re: dipole-induced dipole

Postby Leslie Cheng 4B » Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:25 pm

You could have water and an oxygen molecule. Water is a polar molecule with a permanent dipole moment, so it has partial charges. The oxygen atom in water is delta negative whereas the hydrogen atoms in water are delta positive. The partial charges on this water molecule induces, or causes, a dipole moment in a molecule that was originally nonpolar, such as an oxygen molecule. The delta negative on the water molecule might cause one of the oxygen atoms in the oxygen molecule to have a delta positive charge.


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