What's a dipole

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What's a dipole

Postby Philip » Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:14 pm

What's a dipole

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Re: What's a dipole

Postby Drew Myers 4G » Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:19 pm

A dipole is a pair of equal and oppositely charged or magnetized poles separated by a distance.

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Re: What's a dipole

Postby Natalie C 1K » Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:15 pm

How do you determine whether a dipole is occurring?

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Re: What's a dipole

Postby Jessica Esparza 2H » Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:17 pm

You know a dipole is occurring through periodic trends. For example, we know oxygen has a higher electronegativity than hydrogen so there will be a dipole moment between them.

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Re: What's a dipole

Postby Aayush Patel 3B » Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:19 pm

You can determine if there is a dipole moment if you identify the relative electronegativities of each element in a respective compound. The larger the difference between the values, the larger the dipole moment.

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