Dipole moments in terms of very electronegative atoms

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Divya Pimparkar 1E
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Dipole moments in terms of very electronegative atoms

Postby Divya Pimparkar 1E » Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:51 pm

If a molecule was CHClO, then is it still polar if the molecule has different dipole strengths in different directions?

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Re: Dipole moments in terms of very electronegative atoms

Postby Michael Torres 4I » Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:02 pm

Yes, it would be polar since the dipole interactions would not cancel out. Overall, this molecule would experience a net dipole moment, and it would be polar.

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Re: Dipole moments in terms of very electronegative atoms

Postby Maya_Peterson1C » Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:16 pm

Because the dipole moments are not symmetrically distributed and are different strengths, there would be a net dipole moment, thus making it polar.

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Re: Dipole moments in terms of very electronegative atoms

Postby katie_sutton1B » Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:57 pm

Yes it would be because the dipole moments do not cancel out


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