TEST 3: Polarity

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Shirley Liu 2I
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TEST 3: Polarity

Postby Shirley Liu 2I » Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:38 pm

On test 3, should we draw dipole moment arrows pointing toward the positive or negative dipoles? In lecture, Dr. Lavelle has them pointing toward the negative dipoles while the textbook has them pointing toward the positive dipoles

Becky Belisle 1A
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Re: TEST 3: Polarity

Postby Becky Belisle 1A » Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:54 pm

I think the arrow should always point toward the negative.

AustinGrove3B
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Re: TEST 3: Polarity

Postby AustinGrove3B » Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:55 pm

I believe it is conventional to draw the dipole arrows towards the more electronegative atom... so the atom with the partial negative charge. I would probably recommend doing that on the test, especially because Dr. Lavelle did it that way.

Kaylee Kang 1G
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Re: TEST 3: Polarity

Postby Kaylee Kang 1G » Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:02 pm

I would follow Lavelle's example and have them point towards the negative!

Anand Narayan 1G
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Re: TEST 3: Polarity

Postby Anand Narayan 1G » Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:02 pm

I believe the arrow should always point to the negative, and thats the way Lavelle did it in class, so I would probably do it that way

Ronald Thompson 1F
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Re: TEST 3: Polarity

Postby Ronald Thompson 1F » Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:33 pm

Arrows point to the atom with the negative charge.

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Re: TEST 3: Polarity

Postby Jaifreen_Bhangu_3K » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:11 pm

The arrows should point to the atom with a negative charge.

Anjali 4A
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Re: TEST 3: Polarity

Postby Anjali 4A » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:32 pm

I agree! the arrow should always point toward the atom with a negative charge.


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