6th edition q6.1

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Alana Sur 3B
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6th edition q6.1

Postby Alana Sur 3B » Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:18 am

Can someone please explain how there's a dipole-dipole interaction in H2SeO4

Theodore_Herring_1A
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Re: 6th edition q6.1

Postby Theodore_Herring_1A » Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:23 am

Since the electronegativity of Oxygen is much higher than that of Selenium, it will have a greater pull on the electrons. This greater pull creates a dipole interaction, which allows it to form dipole-dipole forces with other H2SeO4.

Alana Sur 3B
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Re: 6th edition q6.1

Postby Alana Sur 3B » Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:14 pm

So in this case the fact that there are four oxygen atoms bonded to Se at equal angles has no effect because the electron pull is outwards?


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