Dipole Moment Clarification

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Kyle Harvey 4F
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Dipole Moment Clarification

Postby Kyle Harvey 4F » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:25 am

What exactly is a dipole moment? Is there a specific reason why one may form or occur? A little clarification would be greatly appreciated.

Sarah Nichols 4C
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Re: Dipole Moment Clarification

Postby Sarah Nichols 4C » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:32 am

The Electric Dipole Moment in molecules is simply the measure of the charge difference between atoms in a polar covalent bond. It occurs because of a difference in electronegativity between the two atoms.

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Re: Dipole Moment Clarification

Postby philipraj_1F » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:34 am

A dipole moment is when there is a separation of positive and negative charges between atoms in a molecule, and is a measure of net molecular polarity. It can be seen with Oxygen, where the oxygen atom is more electronegative than the hydrogens and slightly negatively charged, while the hydrogen atoms are slightly positively charged.

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