Dipole moment of ground state

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Dipole moment of ground state

Postby 305339018 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:02 am

How would we find the dipole moment of a ground state?

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Re: Dipole moment of ground state

Postby Vanessa Chuang 4F » Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:39 am

I'm not really sure you can find the dipole moment of a ground state. Dipole moments exist between elements in a molecule. I'm pretty sure a ground state does not consist of multiple elements that make up a molecule so it's not really possible to have a dipole moment.
But if you were looking for the dipole moment of a molecule, the more electronegative element will be the one with the partial negative charge. Conversely, the less electronegative element will be the one with the partial positive charge.


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