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Cassidy Kohlenberger 3D
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Postby Cassidy Kohlenberger 3D » Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:31 pm

On part (c) of question 3F.3 in the textbook, it asks if there are dipole-dipole interactions in the molecule CH2Cl2. Drawing out the Lewis structure, it appears as though the dipoles cancel each other out, yet the answer key says the molecule contains dipole-dipole interactions. I think it might have something to do with how the molecule appears in a 3D space....can someone explain?

Anne Tsai 1F
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Re: 3F.3

Postby Anne Tsai 1F » Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:35 pm

CH2Cl2 has a tetrahedral shape, so I believe the dipoles on the C-Cl bonds don't cancel out.

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