Dipole-Dipole Forces

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Letty Liu 2C
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Dipole-Dipole Forces

Postby Letty Liu 2C » Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:30 pm

In figure 3F.5, why is the top polar molecule in a higher energy orientation than the one on the bottom? Shouldn’t the negative and positive ends of polar molecules have greater attraction and energy?

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Re: Dipole-Dipole Forces

Postby 905416023 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:13 pm

I also have the same question. This is confusing.

Rory Simpson 2F
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Re: Dipole-Dipole Forces

Postby Rory Simpson 2F » Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:37 pm

I think it would be a lower energy orientation because the molecule would have the positive and negative ends of adjacent atoms would be near each other, since it would be favorable to be attracted and have the molecules stay in that orientation longer.

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