Dipole Moment

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Briana Perez 3A
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Dipole Moment

Postby Briana Perez 3A » Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:59 pm

When finding the dipole moment, I was wondering if the arrow should point toward the more electronegative atom or towards the less electronegative atom? I believe in the past it was pointed toward the less, and now it is the other way. But I just want to clarify! Thanks

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Re: Dipole Moment

Postby juliasloan_4g » Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:15 pm

I believe the arrow should point towards the more electronegative element or you can write the greek letter (not sure what its called) with the positive and negative signifying that it is partially negative or partially positive on each element in the molecule

Cole Elsner 2J
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Re: Dipole Moment

Postby Cole Elsner 2J » Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:21 pm

The arrow points towards the more electronegative element. This element has a delta negative, as it's where the dipole moment goes.

Jonathan Pai 2I
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Re: Dipole Moment

Postby Jonathan Pai 2I » Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:37 pm

A good reminder is the tail of the arrow having a perpendicular line to represent the addition symbol, +, thus showing that is the positive side going towards the negative part.

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