Dipoles between the same elements

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Rohan Kubba Dis 4B
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Dipoles between the same elements

Postby Rohan Kubba Dis 4B » Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:38 pm

Do elements that are diatomic like O2 or Br2 have dipoles or is it only between molecules?

Julianna Laurentano 4G
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Re: Dipoles between the same elements

Postby Julianna Laurentano 4G » Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:41 pm

Dipoles do not occur between atoms of the same element; dipoles are due to an uneven distribution of electrons, so one atom must possess a different distribution than the other. Dipoles occur between two different nonmetals that are unevenly sharing electrons.

Ada Chung 1C
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Re: Dipoles between the same elements

Postby Ada Chung 1C » Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:42 pm

There would not be a dipole difference between the same elements because there is zero dipole difference due to the fact that they both have the same electronegativity. However, molecules that are not diatomic like CO2 can have dipole moments despite being nonpolar.

SarahCoufal_1k
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Re: Dipoles between the same elements

Postby SarahCoufal_1k » Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:03 pm

Molecules like O2 ad Br2 and F2 etc. do not have dipoles. This is because they have the same electronegativity so each atom pulls the electrons an equal amount towards their own nucleus. Dipoles occurs when an atom pulls the electrons towards it more than another atom


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