Net Dipole Moment

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Net Dipole Moment

Postby Pratyush Kandimalla 2O » Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:09 am

How to determine if a compound has a net dipole moment or not? What factors is the net dipole moment based on?

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Re: Net Dipole Moment

Postby usernamesarehard » Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:28 am

I believe for dipole moment you have to act like the molecules bonded to the central structure are vectors. If the molecules are "pointing" in the same (or same-ish) direction, then the vector would be large, and the dipole moment would be large, as opposed to if the molecules were on opposite sides of the central structure, their vectors would cancel out.

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