For which of the following molecules will dipole–dipole inter- actions be important

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Victor James 4I
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For which of the following molecules will dipole–dipole inter- actions be important

Postby Victor James 4I » Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:59 pm

the book says CH2Cl2 would have dipole-dipole interactions, but wouldn't the poles on the atoms cancel each other?

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Re: For which of the following molecules will dipole–dipole inter- actions be important

Postby Tiffany_Chen 2K » Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:09 pm

The shape would be tetrahedral - try drawing it out with different atoms on top (the polar vectors would not cancel due to the shape, no matter if H or Cl is the top atom).

LNgo 1G
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Re: For which of the following molecules will dipole–dipole inter- actions be important

Postby LNgo 1G » Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:33 pm

I believe there would be a dipole moment in the direction of the chlorine atoms, which would both be on the same side of the molecule, not at opposite poles.


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