Dipole

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405404782 Gabriel Rigole 4F
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Dipole

Postby 405404782 Gabriel Rigole 4F » Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:37 pm

How and when do dipole moments cancel?

Jamie Lee 1H
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Re: Dipole

Postby Jamie Lee 1H » Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:38 pm

If the molecule is completely symmetric then the dipole moments on each molecule will cancel each other out.

Betania Hernandez 2E
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Re: Dipole

Postby Betania Hernandez 2E » Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:08 pm

Dipole moments cancel out when there are same signs on different sides of the molecule.
Lavelle explained it further in this post:https://lavelle.chem.ucla.edu/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2234#p4519

rohun2H
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Re: Dipole

Postby rohun2H » Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:16 pm

Dipoles cancel in the same way which vectors cancel. A vector can be broken down into a component in each direction. When summed, vectors that equal 0 are dipoles that cancel.


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