How to draw the dipole moment

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Kaitlyn Ang 1J
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How to draw the dipole moment

Postby Kaitlyn Ang 1J » Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:36 am

The book says to draw the dipole arrow with the head pointing to the positive side and the tail at the negative side. However, it does acknowledge that it can be reversed. What does Dr. Lavelle prefer?

Shivam Rana 1L
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Re: How to draw the dipole moment

Postby Shivam Rana 1L » Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:20 pm

This hasn't been discussed yet, but I am more familiar with the arrow pointing towards the more negative region since the electrons would shift that way.

Alan Wu
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Re: How to draw the dipole moment

Postby Alan Wu » Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:06 pm

Point the arrow toward the more negative region. You can also put a + on the arrow at the more positive side.


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