So does the dipole moment point to the partial positive charge or the partial negative charge?

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Henri_de_Guzman_3L
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So does the dipole moment point to the partial positive charge or the partial negative charge?

Postby Henri_de_Guzman_3L » Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:09 pm

The book says either. My previous chem class we pointed to the partial negative charge. Does anyone know what Dr. Lavelle said regarding this?

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Re: So does the dipole moment point to the partial positive charge or the partial negative charge?

Postby Sona Hakobyan 3J » Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:11 pm

Also curious, posting to follow thread.

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Re: So does the dipole moment point to the partial positive charge or the partial negative charge?

Postby monikac4k » Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:07 pm

It depends on the model being used. The original model points towards the partial negative charge with a plus at the end by the partial negative. The modern model just points towards the partial positive charge. Howeverm I'm not entirely sure which convention is more proper for this course.


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