Dipole Moments

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Andrea_1H
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Dipole Moments

Postby Andrea_1H » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:40 pm

What exactly is a dipole moment?

KarineKim2L
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Re: Dipole Moments

Postby KarineKim2L » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:41 pm

A dipole moment is the difference in charge between the two atoms involved in the bond. The greater the difference in electronegativity, the greater the dipole moment.

Andrea_1H
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Re: Dipole Moments

Postby Andrea_1H » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:59 pm

So can dipole moments be temporary or all they all permanent?

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Re: Dipole Moments

Postby Trent Yamamoto 2J » Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:46 am

Andrea_3F wrote:So can dipole moments be temporary or all they all permanent?


I believe dipole moments are permanent

Paul Hage 2G
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Re: Dipole Moments

Postby Paul Hage 2G » Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:10 am

Andrea_3F wrote:So can dipole moments be temporary or all they all permanent?

Temporary dipoles can occur in Van Der Waals forces, which happens when two atoms of equal electronegativity experience a temporary dipole due to the shifting of electrons which could create a slightly positive charge with fewer electrons on one side of the species.

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Re: Dipole Moments

Postby Jennifer Yang 3F » Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:35 pm

Dipole moment is created because of the difference in the charges between two atoms.

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Re: Dipole Moments

Postby Kelsey Ash 1D » Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:39 pm

A dipole moment is when a molecule has a positive charge next to an equal but opposite negative charge.


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