drawing dipole moments

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Katherine Wu 1H
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drawing dipole moments

Postby Katherine Wu 1H » Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:40 pm

how do you find a dipole moment and how would you draw it?

JonathanS 1H
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Re: drawing dipole moments

Postby JonathanS 1H » Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:45 pm

A dipole moment occurs in covalent bonds between atoms of differing electronegativities. To draw a dipole moment, draw an arrow from the lower electronegative atom towards the higher electronegative atom. The vector sum of these arrows will be the overall dipole moment for the molecule.

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Re: drawing dipole moments

Postby Brittney Hun 2C » Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:59 pm

Dipole moments are determined by the shape and structure of a molecule. So if there is charged asymmetry there is an electric field thus making it dipole. The equation u = q * d gives a mathematical representation. But if the molecule is asymmetric it has a dipole moment because the charges create the shape because of the difference in electron affinity (the electron's pulling ability) of an atom.

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Re: drawing dipole moments

Postby quresh3E » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:50 pm

The main way to tell is if the molecule is asymmetric. You should take the formal charges and draw the S+ and S- accordingly on the atoms. Also, draw arrows to the most electronegative atoms.

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Re: drawing dipole moments

Postby Mitchell Koss 4G » Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:37 pm

There is also the delta positive and delta negative symbols

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Re: drawing dipole moments

Postby Abby Soriano 1J » Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:10 pm

Dipole moments occur when electrons are not equally shared in a covalent bond. The more electronegative atom pulls on the electrons more, resulting in a slightly negative charge on the atom. Dipole moments are depicted with an arrow pointing towards the atom with the slightly negative charge.


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