Dipole Moments 3F.13

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Dipole Moments 3F.13

Postby Mary Gallo 1G » Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:23 pm

In question 3F.13 in the textbook we are asked to choose the formation of CH2Cl2 atoms that would create the strongest bonds. I understand alignment II is correct because there are more dipole-dipole bonds where the negative dipole of Cl connects to the positive dipole of H. However, I was wondering if the central atom, C, has a dipole moment too? Thank you!

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Re: Dipole Moments 3F.13

Postby Isaac Wen » Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:24 pm

The dipole on the C atom points to Cl because Cl is much more electronegative!

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