Dipole Moments

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Dipole Moments

Postby Goyama_2A » Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:31 am

What is a dipole moment and how do they affect intermolecular forces?

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Re: Dipole Moments

Postby Samuel Tzeng 1B » Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:41 am

dipole moments occur when electrons are unequally shared, this can affect intermolecular forces as it makes parts of the molecule positively/negatively charged

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Re: Dipole Moments

Postby Isabella Dal Porto 1H » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:03 am

Dipole moments occur when there is a separation of charge between two ions in an ionic bond or between atoms in a covalent bond. It occurs due to differences in electronegativity. Thus, the dipole moment will be larger if the difference in electronegativity is greater.

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Re: Dipole Moments

Postby Rebecca Epner 4A » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:37 am

All of the above are great explanations. We denote dipole moments by drawing an arrow from the more positively charged atom pointing to the more negatively charged one.

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