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Dipoles

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:40 pm
by zoedfinch1K
Do all molecules have dipole moments? If not, when do dipole moments occur?

Re: Dipoles

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:42 pm
by Bryce Barbee
I think molecules have dipole moments when one atom is more electronegative than the other, such as water.

Re: Dipoles

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:43 pm
by Jack Riley 4f
Dipole moments occur in molecules whose atoms have a high enough difference in electronegativity to create partial positive/negative charges.

Re: Dipoles

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:44 pm
by kim 2I
All molecules have dipole forces. However in class, we will most likely only focus on the electric dipole moment (a partial positive charge next to an equal but opposite partial negatvie charge) that are formed by two atoms in a polar covalent bond.