Positive and Negative Dipole  [ENDORSED]

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Alicia Yu 1A
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Positive and Negative Dipole

Postby Alicia Yu 1A » Fri May 18, 2018 8:39 pm

I'm a bit confused on how to determine whether or not a dipole is positive or negative in an ionic or covalent bond.

Shimran Kumar 1C
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Re: Positive and Negative Dipole

Postby Shimran Kumar 1C » Sat May 19, 2018 12:36 am

A negative dipole results from a side of the molecule being more negative than the others. So, the negative dipole should be on the atom that is more electronegative and can pull other electrons towards it to become more negative. Comparatively, the positive dipole goes with the lesser electronegative atoms that give up their electrons and become more positive.

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Re: Positive and Negative Dipole  [ENDORSED]

Postby AshleyLamba1H » Sat May 19, 2018 11:51 pm

If you need additional assistance with positive and negative dipoles, I found this video helpful: https://www.khanacademy.org/science/che ... ole-moment


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