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Dipole Moments

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:23 pm
by Sophia_Kiessling_2L
I'm still a little unclear about what exactly dipole moments are could someone explain it to me?

Re: Dipole Moments

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:47 pm
by Jonathan Pai 2I
dipole is a concentration of charge, thus unbalancing the charge in an atom.

Re: Dipole Moments

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:22 pm
by Henri_de_Guzman_3L
It's a way to indicate the pull of electrons. It all depends on electronegativity. For example, O will pull electrons towards it in a C-O bond so this creates a dipole moment.

Re: Dipole Moments

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:26 pm
by Melody Zhang 3L
Dipole moments are the measurements of the separation of two opposite electric charges, for example the charge of H and the charge of O in the molecule H2O. Nonpolar molecules have very small or no dipole moments while polar molecules have a higher dipole moment.

Re: Dipole Moments

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:59 pm
by 105085381
Do dipole moments always rely on whether a molecule is polar or nonpolar?

Re: Dipole Moments

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:23 pm
by Erin Kim 2G
Dipoles are created by a charge difference between molecules, with a separation of positive charge and a negative charge within a distance. The dipole arrow points towards the more electronegative atom in the molecule.

Re: Dipole Moments

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:50 pm
by Kyither Min 2K
Dipole moments are formed when atoms don't "share" electrons fairly so the more electronegative atom would pull the electrons to their side creating a temporary charge shift, the dipole moment.