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Dipole Moment

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:59 pm
by Briana Perez 3A
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

Re: Dipole Moment

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:15 pm
by juliasloan_4g
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

Re: Dipole Moment

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:21 pm
by Cole Elsner 2J
The arrow points towards the more electronegative element. This element has a delta negative, as it's where the dipole moment goes.

Re: Dipole Moment

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:37 pm
by Jonathan Pai 2I
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.