dipole moments

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Giovanni Anguiano-Gutierrez 3L
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dipole moments

Postby Giovanni Anguiano-Gutierrez 3L » Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:27 pm

How do you determine a dipole moment?

Harry Zhang 1B
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Re: dipole moments

Postby Harry Zhang 1B » Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:55 pm

You can determine the dipole moment by comparing the difference in electronegativity; the atom with a higher electronegativity is partially negative and the atom with a lower electronegativity is partially positive since its electrons are more attracted toward the other atom.

KarineKim2L
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Re: dipole moments

Postby KarineKim2L » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:08 pm

As the person above said, the more electronegative atom will have a partial negative, while the less electronegative atom will have a partial positive. Also, the dipole moment will be greater when the electronegativity difference is greater between the two atoms.


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