Clarification on Dipole Moment

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Malik Oda 1F
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Clarification on Dipole Moment

Postby Malik Oda 1F » Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:23 am

Can someone please clarify the concept of dipole moment and how to calculate it?

SGonzales_3L
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Re: Clarification on Dipole Moment

Postby SGonzales_3L » Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:32 am

A dipole moment measures the partial charges on atoms in a molecule. It shows which has a more negative charge due to a higher affinity for electrons and which has a more positive charge. This shows how polar a molecule will be and also shows how covalent bonds may have ionic character.

You can calculate the dipole moment using the charge and distance between the atoms.
where is the dipole moment, q is the charge, and d is the distance between the atoms.

WesleyWu_1C
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Re: Clarification on Dipole Moment

Postby WesleyWu_1C » Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:34 pm

The easier way to calculate which atom has the partial positive charge and which atom has the partial negative charge is by looking at the eletronegativity for each atom. If the atom has a higher electronegativity then the other atom, then it will have the partial negative charge.

Lauren Sanchez 3D
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Re: Clarification on Dipole Moment

Postby Lauren Sanchez 3D » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:15 pm

How do you draw a dipole moment?


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