Canceling?

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Canceling?

Postby 305174946 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:28 pm

When dipole moments cancel that means that the molecule is nonpolar correct? Also, since dipole moments have the same magnitude (right?) the only way to cancel them is by direction, right? Is there any other way for them to cancel?

Saman Andalib 1H
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Re: Canceling?

Postby Saman Andalib 1H » Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:39 pm

Correct, when all of the individual dipole vectors of a molecule cancel out, then the overall molecule is nonpolar.

Saleha_Mian_3E
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Re: Canceling?

Postby Saleha_Mian_3E » Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:00 pm

correct, when they are by magnitude and as you and the previous comment said when they cancel they become non-polar.

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Re: Canceling?

Postby Julia Jones 1G » Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:05 am

yes, the dipole vectors can cancel eachother which causes the molecule to be nonpolar.


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