Dipole Moment Arrows

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Dipole Moment Arrows

Postby sarahwu3a » Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:49 pm

What direction should we draw the arrows for dipole moments? The textbook says to draw it towards the more electropositive one but I've seen it both ways.

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Re: Dipole Moment Arrows

Postby AnvitaaAnandkumar_1B » Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:18 am

The direction of the arrow indicates the direction of the dipole. So, dipole arrows should be drawn from positive to negative. That way, the direction the arrow points represents where an electron is more likely to be found.

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