Dipole Moments

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Christy Lee 2H
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Dipole Moments

Postby Christy Lee 2H » Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:23 pm

How do I know when dipole moments cancel?

Rebecca Cheung 1E
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Re: Dipole Moments

Postby Rebecca Cheung 1E » Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:27 pm

When dipole moments point directly to each other or away from each other with the same strength, they cancel. If they point directly to each other or away, but with different dipole moment strengths the dipole moments wouldn't cancel.

Katherine Jordak 1H
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Re: Dipole Moments

Postby Katherine Jordak 1H » Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:56 pm

Yeah. I this of the molecule being symmetric. If the atoms are the same and symmetric around the central arom, then dipole moments cancel.


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