Non-polar and dipoles

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Priscilla Okaiteye
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Non-polar and dipoles

Postby Priscilla Okaiteye » Wed May 23, 2018 9:59 pm

How is it that a molecule can have dipole moments in its bonds, and then nit be polar?

Maria Roman 1A
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Re: Non-polar and dipoles

Postby Maria Roman 1A » Wed May 23, 2018 10:42 pm

i believe in order for a molecule to have dipole moments it must be polar, indicating its opposite charges

Harmonie Ahuna-1C
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Re: Non-polar and dipoles

Postby Harmonie Ahuna-1C » Thu May 24, 2018 3:16 pm

A molecule can have dipole moments and be nonpolar if the polar bonds are symmetrical and the same charge, meaning they could potentially cancel each other out.

AshleyLamba1H
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Re: Non-polar and dipoles

Postby AshleyLamba1H » Sun May 27, 2018 10:59 pm

Non polar molecules can have dipoles if they are symmetrical. For example, CO2 has a linear shape. The dipoles on each end of the molecule point towards the center atom (C), thus canceling each other out and making the molecule non polar. You can refer to pages 117-119 in the textbook for assistance.


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