Dispersion/ Induced dipole-Induced dipole

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marinhaluza_1
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Dispersion/ Induced dipole-Induced dipole

Postby marinhaluza_1 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:00 pm

Can anyone exlpain how an induced dipole- Induced dipole bond works, like how does the electron distortion lead to polarization of the molecule?

taline_n
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Re: Dispersion/ Induced dipole-Induced dipole

Postby taline_n » Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:24 pm

In induced dipole-induced dipole bonds, molecules from 2 compounds that do not have a dipole moment (like N-N) are attracted to each other due to slight charges acquired through the electron clouds of each molecule. The electrons surrounding an atom "fluctuate", and create a (+) or (-) charge; this created charge isn't strong enough to be called a dipole moment, but it is enough to attract another molecule of an opposite charge, thus the name "induced dipole".

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Re: Dispersion/ Induced dipole-Induced dipole

Postby 105085381 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:26 pm

Can someone please explain whether dipole moments are always polar or not? Thanks!!


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