How to draw dipoles

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Mariah Hill
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How to draw dipoles

Postby Mariah Hill » Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:57 pm

How do you most accurately draw dipoles?

Mariah Hill
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Re: How to draw dipoles

Postby Mariah Hill » Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:57 pm

Also, sif a molecule has more then 1 kind of dipole, how do you determine what kind they are?

KatrinaPho_2I
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Re: How to draw dipoles

Postby KatrinaPho_2I » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:23 pm

I believe that within a molecule, you draw dipoles for each bond. When looking at the bond, you compare the two elements' electronegativity. Parallel to the bond, draw an arrow that points towards the element that is more electronegative. .

Sheridan Slaterbeck 1J
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Re: How to draw dipoles

Postby Sheridan Slaterbeck 1J » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:30 pm

The dipole should point to the more electronegative element in a bond of two elements. Example between O and F, the dipole would point to F. If two different dipoles point opposite directions they cancel each other out, if all cancel out the molecule is non-polar. If they have a net dipole moment then the molecule is polar.


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