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Polarity in Trigonal bipyramidal structures

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:56 pm
by 005199750
Why do dipole moments cancel out in Trigonal bipyramidal structures?

Re: Polarity in Trigonal bipyramidal structures

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:19 am
by Tyler Vu 4I
Trigonal bipyramidal is a very symmetrical shape so individual dipole-dipole moments cancel and there is no net dipole moment.