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Shape of Molecule

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:13 pm
by Tracy Tolentino_2E
How does the shape of the molecule affect the strength of the dipole interactions? And why would it matter?

Re: Shape of Molecule

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:14 pm
by Bilal Pandit 1J
The shape basically shows the electron density, so there will only be those interactions where there is/isnt an electron.

Re: Shape of Molecule

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:17 pm
by Alex Tchekanov Dis 2k
The shape matters because of the available surface area. For example, two rod shaped molecules will be able to have more of their surface area (more of their electron clouds) near each other and this will strengthen the interaction. On the other hand, two spherical shaped molecules will have less of an interaction.