Dipole Moment vs Interactions

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Tracy Tolentino_2E
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Dipole Moment vs Interactions

Postby Tracy Tolentino_2E » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:31 pm

How does a dipole moment differ from a dipole interaction? Is it possible for a molecule to have both? And also, what is ion-ion dipole?

Petrina Kan 2I
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Re: Dipole Moment vs Interactions

Postby Petrina Kan 2I » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:42 pm

Dipole interactions form between two molecules that each exhibit dipole moments (meaning that the molecules has uneven charge). So within the molecule itself it would be called a dipole moment, but with two or more molecules it would be a dipole interaction because the molecules with dipole moments are interacting with each other.

Amy Pham 1D
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Re: Dipole Moment vs Interactions

Postby Amy Pham 1D » Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:42 pm

Dipole interactions are present between dipole moments. A molecule that has dipole interactions must have dipole moments, so yes a molecule can have both. Finally, ion-ion interactions (not ion-ion dipoles, I think is what you are referring to) are the intermolecular interactions that are present between charged ions.

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