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Vivian Gonzalez 1A wrote:A dipole is a separation of opposite electrical charges. The larger the difference in electronegativity, the greater the dipole moment.
So if there is a greater dipole moment, does the molecule have a stronger ionic bond? And is its potential energy greater?
Answering Victoria’s question, if there is a greater dipole moment, then yes the molecule has a stronger ionic bond between its atoms. I would think that its potential energy wouldn’t necessarily be greater, as the weakest bond, Van Der Waals, has the greatest potential energy out of all bonds/interactions
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