### Direction of the Dipole moment arrow

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**Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:30 pm**Hi,

I know in lecture we mentioned that the arrow for the dipole moment points toward the negative partial charge with the plus sign on the positive partial charge. In the textbook, it mentions that the way I described above is the conventional method and the book will use the modern convention with the arrow pointing towards the atom with the positive partial charge...

so do we follow the convention method with the arrow pointing to the negative partial charge? Please let me know as soon as possible.

Thanks!

Sincerely,

Yashwi

I know in lecture we mentioned that the arrow for the dipole moment points toward the negative partial charge with the plus sign on the positive partial charge. In the textbook, it mentions that the way I described above is the conventional method and the book will use the modern convention with the arrow pointing towards the atom with the positive partial charge...

so do we follow the convention method with the arrow pointing to the negative partial charge? Please let me know as soon as possible.

Thanks!

Sincerely,

Yashwi