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Induced dipoles are caused when a non-polar compound (no dipoles) comes close to a polar compound (with dipoles). Because the polar compound has partial charges, when the electron cloud of the non-polar compound is close, the negatively charged electrons are repelled from the negative pole and attracted to the positive pole. This temporary change in electron distribution, caused by the charges of a polar compound, is an induced dipole.
An induced dipole is created by a non-polar molecule coming into contact with a polar molecule. The charged polar molecule repels the electrons of the non-polar molecule, causing the electrons to shift creating a charge.
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