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Postby 104904344 » Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:52 pm

What are some real life examples of the dipole moments discussed in class?

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Re: Examples

Postby Tyler Vu 4I » Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:38 am

An example of dipole moments occurs in the water molecule. The unequal sharing of electrons creates slightly positive and negative ends of the molecule.

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Re: Examples

Postby Jake Gordon 1A » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:38 pm

Building off of the previous answer, the dipole moment in water is so strong that the hydrogen of one water molecule and the oxygen of another can form a hydrogen bond. These hydrogen bonds allow water to have its special properties such as capillary action, high surface tension, and ability to be a universal solvent all contributing to how water supports life.

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