Dipoles

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Rogelio Bazan 1D
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Dipoles

Postby Rogelio Bazan 1D » Sun May 13, 2018 10:27 pm

I know we haven't exactly gone over dipoles in class I was reading ahead in the textbook and I am a bit curious of how we determine a dipole moment I understand that H2O is an example of a dipole moment as it has something to do with electronegativity? Oxygen is more electronegative than Hydrogen so it pulls the electrons toward it? How do we classify a Dipole if anyone knows? Thanks.-Roger

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Re: Dipoles

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun May 13, 2018 10:40 pm

You need to consider dipole moments by considering how the electrons are being shared between the two atoms. One way to tell how they are shared is to look at electronegativity values

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Re: Dipoles

Postby sharonvivianv » Wed May 16, 2018 10:28 pm

Drawing the structure might help


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