net dipole

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Moryel Yashar 1J
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net dipole

Postby Moryel Yashar 1J » Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:37 pm

How do you determine if a molecule has a net dipole?

Ester Garcia 1F
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Re: net dipole

Postby Ester Garcia 1F » Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:42 pm

A molecule has a net dipole if it is polar, therefore a molecule has a net dipole if it has dipole moments that do not cancel.

Sophia Ding 1B
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Re: net dipole

Postby Sophia Ding 1B » Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:26 pm

The concept of being dipole to my understanding relates to polarity; if a molecule is nonpolar, like CH4, then there is no net dipole since the 4 hydrogens are equally pulling on the carbon in all 4 directions. A molecule such as water has a net dipole, as there is a net dipole from the lone pairs upon the oxygen atom. So if a molecule is polar, there is a net dipole, compared to when a molecule is non polar, there is no uneven sharing of electrons or pulling, thus not having a net dipole moment.


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