Identifying dipoles

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kevinolvera1j
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Identifying dipoles

Postby kevinolvera1j » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:07 pm

Can you identify a dipole moment by analyzing its Lewis structure and formal charge or must you also consider electronegativity

Ami_Pant_4G
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Re: Identifying dipoles

Postby Ami_Pant_4G » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:28 pm

I think electronegativity is the major component to determining dipole moments. However, making the lewis structure can help you determine the molecular structure of a molecule which helps determine the polarity of the molecule as a whole. Hope this helps:)

Sydney Pell 2E
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Re: Identifying dipoles

Postby Sydney Pell 2E » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:37 pm

In a way, you have to use the electronegativities of the elements in order to make the lewis structures. So, electronegativity is definitely an important component when it comes to determining dipole moments.

Jada Brown 2H
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Re: Identifying dipoles

Postby Jada Brown 2H » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:51 pm

In general, you should use both the electronegativity and the lewis structure to determine dipoles. You look at the structure and then use electronegativity to determine which way the electrons are being pulled.


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