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Temporary Dipole Moment

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:26 pm
by Nikita Patra 3J
What exactly is a temporary dipole moment? Why is it temporary?

Re: Temporary Dipole Moment

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:29 pm
by Kaylee Clarke 1G
Dipole moments display the polarity of a molecule; when one element has a greater charger, than the others, it is most polar and is a dipole moment.

Re: Temporary Dipole Moment

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:58 pm
by SMIYAZAKI_1B
Temporary dipole moment is created because the electrons are in constant movement and it spontaneously comes close to proximity of the nucleus. Since it is spontaneous and not constant, it is temporary.

Re: Temporary Dipole Moment

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:05 pm
by claudia_1h
A dipole moment refers to the presence of two charges (di-pole, two charges). A temporary dipole occurs when in a covalent bond, the electrons momentarily are distributed unevenly, such that the distribution is not perfectly shared between atoms. This creates temporary partial charges.