Fluctuating Dipoles

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NicoJones_1B
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Fluctuating Dipoles

Postby NicoJones_1B » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:39 pm

Why do fluctuating electron distribution result in fluctuating dipoles?

Aadil Rehan 1D
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Re: Fluctuating Dipoles

Postby Aadil Rehan 1D » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:57 pm

A negative charge can be thought of as a large concentration of negative charge clustered around a small area in the atom. As the distribution of electrons change, the charges will change as well. Some regions, by virtue of not having as high of electron density, will take on a partial positive charge.

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Re: Fluctuating Dipoles

Postby Ally Huang- 1F » Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:46 am

Fluctuating electron distribution occurs because of the constant movement of electrons. The uneven electron distribution creates instantaneous dipoles, which are constantly changing due to constant movement of electrons.


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